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Billroth Hospitals launches liver transplant centre at Chennai

The centre will be headed by Dr Elankumaran, who has performed over 1,700 transplants in his career

Billroth Super Speciality Hospitals recently performed a liver transplant surgery for a 62-year-old man. With this, the hospital has also marked the launch of a liver transplant centre. The inauguration was done by Ma Subramanian, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Tamil Nadu. 

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The centre will be headed by Dr Elankumaran, who has performed over 1,700 transplants in his career. The team has highly qualified surgeons such as Dr Sugi Subramaniam, Dr Sivaraj and Dr Sankar Narayanan, Anaesthetists – Dr Kulaseharan, Dr Hari Balakrishnan, Dr Rengarajan and Dr Suresh. 

Billroth Hospitals which was launched in 1990, with a 30-bedded facility is now a multi-speciality 350-bedded facility placed at two prime locations in the city. The team with highly skilled professionals in luminal gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition under one roof, handles close to 100 walk-ins, 25 procedures and surgeries in a day and takes the credit for having managed over five lakh patients so far. It was established by Dr V Jeganathan, a legendary gastroenterologist for almost three decades. Its liver clinic offers comprehensive treatment for all kinds of liver diseases starting from medical management of liver diseases to transplants.

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