Apollo Hospitals celebrates 25 Years of India's First Liver Transplant Program

Apollo, the world's largest integrated healthcare provider, has successfully completed 25 years of its liver transplant program in India. The program has performed over 4300 liver transplants, including 515 in children from more than 50 countries. Currently, Apollo carries out more than 1600 solid organ transplants every year, with a success rate of 90%. This program serves as a beacon of quality and hope for patients from all over the world.

Dr. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, "At Apollo, our dedication lies in ensuring that no individual succumb due to a lack of access to transplantation. Our focus involves establishing top-tier transplant centers led by esteemed clinicians. We are committed to extending our expertise to individuals worldwide seeking liver transplant services".

Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director & Senior Pediatric Gastroenterologist, said, "In the last 25 years, the liver transplant program at Apollo Institutes has achieved remarkable milestones giving hope to patients with end-stage liver diseases. Sanjay Kandasamy, India's first liver transplant recipient, is now a successful doctor, a beacon of hope for those with no hope. Success stories of our patients have encouraged us to create the most advanced transplant ecosystem, performing complex transplants such as ABO-incompatible, combined liver-kidney transplants, and in babies weighing just 4 kgs".

Dr. Neerav Goyal, Sr. Consultant, Liver Transplants, said, "With a remarkable 90% success rate, Apollo's liver transplant program embodies unwavering commitment, serving as a beacon of hope for liver failure patients. Our intent is to expand further, extending renewed chances for a healthier life".

The Apollo Transplant program is a leading and comprehensive transplant program in the world, which specializes in managing a wide range of liver and kidney diseases, performing liver and kidney transplant surgeries, heart and lung transplant surgeries, intestinal, pancreas and GI transplant surgeries, as well as podiatric transplant services.