For all types of liver surgeries for diseases such as hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), hydatid cyst of liver, hepatic hemangioma, liver cirrhosis, or liver trauma, consult Dr. Jay Chokshi. With an experience of working in Liver Transplant Team, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, the liver specialist will ensure accurate diagnosis and comprehensive medical treatment.
Reddish-brown and triangular in shape, liver is the largest internal organ in the body. The liver is situation in the upper right part of the abdominal cavity. It acts as important organ in digestion by producing bile. It also processes the blood passing through the stomach and breaks down nutrients so that the body can absorb it. From producing several hormones, detoxifying blood to storing of glycogen, minerals and vitamins, the liver does an incredible job of keeping your healthy.
If you see any of the following signs and symptoms, it best to book a consultation with a specialist liver surgeon.
Whether it is an enlarged liver, a tumor or any other ailment related to the liver, Dr. Jay Chokshi believes in thorough medical examination and study of the medical reports to recommend a surgery or suggest palliative care for optimum health and well-being of the patient.
Let’s find out the different ailments of the liver and what kind of medical treatments and liver surgeries can help in ensuring the patient’s health:
A liver resection surgery or a hepatectomy is one of the most common procedures to remove a tumor (benign or cancerous). The doctor may recommend removing a part of the liver or recommend a complete liver resection depending on the complexity of the disease. If the tumor is benign and small in size, the liver resection can be achieved with the help of laparoscopy.
A liver resection becomes essential in the following situations:
a. Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) - The most common type of primary liver cancer that often occurs in people with a history of liver disease, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
b. Cholangiocarcinoma – Although rare, when a patient is diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma or the cancer of the bile duct, a liver resection becomes a necessity.
c. Metastatic Liver Tumors – These tumors do not originate in the liver but they have metastasized from another part of the body. It is also called secondary liver cancer.
d. Liver Hemangioma/Hepatic Hemangioma – It is a benign growth/mass of blood vessels in the liver. Often, it is best to leave it untreated. However, the course of treatment also depends on the location, size and number of Hepatic Hemangioma.
e. Biliary Cystadenoma/Adenocarcinoma – It is a very rare type of tumor growth that requires a liver resection in order to avoid local recurrence.
f. Hepatic Adenoma – Also called Hepatocellular Adenoma and Liver Cell Adenoma, it is a type of rare, non-cancerous liver tumor.
The disease is due to the infection with dog tapeworm Echinococcus Granulosus. Cystic hydatid is a common problem in several parts of the world and it usually affects the liver. Although the frequency is less, other organs such as lung, spleen, kidney, and bones may get affected by it. For smaller cysts (< 7mm diameter), medical treatment may be sufficient but for larger cysts, a laparoscopic liver surgery proves to be a better solution.
A liver abscess is a mass of puss that develops in the liver. The reason for the abscess can be anything from an injury, a parasitic infection or a bacterial infection. If left untreated, it can cause life threatening problems.
In order to treat the patient and alleviate pain, the doctor may recommend medications, especially in the case of amebic liver abscess. However, for complicated liver abscess, the doctor may prescribe a laparoscopic percutaneous drainage.
A liver trauma or liver laceration occurs when there is a physical injury to the liver. When a patient suffers from blunt or penetrating trauma to the abdominal cavity and it leads to uncontrollable bleeding, he/she may require emergency liver surgery.
Most patients with portal hypertension are treated by medicines and endoscopic therapy. However, in selected patients with following indications, surgery plays an important role.
Typically, the cost of liver resection surgery is INR. 60,000 to INR. 100,000. The surgery charges vary depending on the type of liver resection surgery, the fees of a surgical gastroenterologist, anesthesiologist, and hospital staff. There are several other factors that affect the cost of the surgery including the complexity of the case, the hospital you choose, the ward you select, the duration of post-operation stays, and the ancillary services you use.
If you want to find the exact cost of the liver cancer surgery, a thorough diagnosis is essential. When it comes to any type of liver disease, hepatologist and surgical gastroenterologist Dr. Jay Chokshi will examine the patient, understand the issues and may suggest blood tests, liver function tests, kidney function tests, CT-scan, MRI, ultra-sounds, angiography, biopsy, etc. to diagnose the problem accurately and then suggest the possible course of treatment. Please call on +91-9016519832 for the best liver resection surgery in Surat.
Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed liver specialist in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center.