One of the most renowned Bahria Town Children’s Hospital and Organ Transplant Centre, Lahore, has recently conducted the first ever successful pediatric liver transplant operation on a three-year-old girl.
As per the details released by the hospital on Tuesday, the child was suffering from a liver disease since birth, and her mother then donated her piece of liver in order to save her daughter’s life. The operation was conducted by a team of doctors, led by pediatric liver and kidney transplant surgeon Dr Khalid Sharif and including Dr Faisal Hanif, Prof Dr Huma Arshad Cheema, undertaken as a complex operation, which lasted for more than 10 hours. Overall, a team of 62 members with medical and paramedical staff together conducted the same operation. Malik Riaz Hussain and Ahmed Ali Riaz, who comes as the Chairman and CEO of Bahria town respectively, have lauded this achievement by the Bahria town hospital.
Luckily, both the child patient and her donor mother are currently in a stable condition, and now been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This successful operation has put the basis forward of liver transplant surgery at Bahria Town International Hospital Orchard, Lahore, which comes as the most advanced pediatric hospital with all the state of the art facilities. The hospital comes along with all the required facilities like 24/7 emergency services, pediatric kidney and liver transplant surgeries, 24 x 7 pediatric ICU and diagnostic and treatment services for all child-related diseases and health ailments. Moreover, a core team of specialized doctors and surgeons is continuously taking care of all the kidney and liver transplant surgeries on adult patients within the hospital ever since it established.