Posted on: 23/11/2018


First dual transplant in Nagpur city, 65-yr-old gets liver, kidney

First dual transplant in NagpurNagpur: In the first case of dual transplant surgery in the city, a kidney and liver were transplanted in one patient on Sunday. Both organs were retrieved from a 23-year-old brainstem donor. 

Suraj Manohar Dudhpachare, who was the sole breadwinner of his family, and a resident of Suradevi village in Kamptee tehsil, became the 39th brain steam dead donor in Nagpur zone. He was admitted to a hospital on Kamptee Road after a truck hit his two-wheeler on Koradi-Mahadula Road on November 15. He was later shifted to New Era Hospital but was declared brain-dead by neurosurgeon Dr Nilesh Agrawal.

After Agrawal counselled the patient’s father Manohar and brother Kailash about organ donation, they agreed to donate heart, two kidneys and liver. As there was no heart patient listed at New Era Hospital (the only hospital registered for heart transplant in Nagpur), heart alert was sent by Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC) to three zones in the state as well as regional and national level. Due to logistic reasons, it was not possible for the heart retrieval teams to reach Nagpur despite the allocation.

ZTCC Nagpur also allotted two kidneys and one liver according to wait-listed patients. Both, liver and one kidney, were transplanted on a 65-year-old man at New Era Hospital. The other kidney was transplanted on a 52-year-old patient at Orange City Hospital and Research Institute.

ZTCC secretary Dr Ravi Wankhede said that the priority is given to the cases where a life can be saved by two organs, rather than extending only half the help. “The patient at our hospital was number 1 in waiting list in liver and number 3 in kidney, registered only for dual transplant and belonged to O+ve blood group,” said director of New Era Hospital Dr Anand Sancheti. 

This was the 11th liver transplantation since 2016 and 70 kidney transplantation in Nagpur zone since 2013. The transplant procedures at New Era hospital were performed by the liver and kidney teams simultaneously on Sunday, beginning with liver transplant at around 12pm. The total surgical time was over 11 hours. The liver transplant was done by Dr Rahul Saxena and team, while the kidney transplant was done by Dr Shivnarayan Acharya.



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