What is the living donortransplant?

Living donor liver transplantation requires a big operation to remove a portion of a healthy person's liver and put it into a person who has a sick liver. Liver transplantation is an only treatment of choice during End Stage Liver Diseases (ESLD). End Stage Liver Diseases represent one of the high priority issue for World Health Organisation due to its high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. According to official statistics, mortality rates due to ESLD is about 2,500 deaths annually for USA. Subsequently, number of patients who need liver transplantation as a treatment increases progressively. Main goal of liver transplantation is to increase life expectancy and quality of life of ESLD patients. Several internationally acknowledged standards need to be met as to be eligible for liver transplantation operation. Criteria are need to be assessed by team of qualified professionals.


Who needs a liver transplant?

Any patient suffering from liver cirrhosis who is assessed to have a life expectancy of less than a year should be considered for a transplant. Severity of liver diseases is graded from A to C. Usually all Grade C and most grade B patients are candidates for the transplant.


Our Hospital Advantages:

-High tech liver ICU;

-New infrastructure and comfortable environment;

-UP to date treatment approaches and technologies;

-Latest technology equipment and infrastructure facilities;

-ISO 9001:2015 certified clinical laboratory;

-Well trained experienced and dedicated doctors and para medical staff;

-Patient centered and safe medical care.


Who can be a liver donor?

As to perform liver transplantation, organ donor and recipient should be relatives, which need to be justified by identification cards, birth or marriage certificates. In all other cases court decisions upon transplantation are needed. An evaluation process will be completed to determine if candidates can safely donate their liver.


Stages of Liver Transplantation Operation:

-Preoperative care (during this period consultations, lab and imaging studies are conducted);

-Transplantation operation;

-Postoperative care.

After surgery, patients undergo treatment with specified pharmaceutical agents and during this period patient needs to be under close observation by doctor. Before surgical treatment patients' clinical status and prognostic outcome are assessed thoroughly.


First successful transplantation in Georgia has been carried out on 14 of December of 2014 year at Batumi Referral Hospital. Since 2014, we have performed 17 Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Our statistics for patient survival and postsurgical complications do correspond to statistics of worlds' leading transplantology centers.