First ever liver transplantation in Odisha: Patient returns home after successful treatment at Sum Hospital

Bhubaneswar, March 26:  55-year-old Jayanta Biswal, a resident of Nilagiri in Balasore district on Thursday returned home after successful conduct of liver transplantation at Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Registering a first in Odisha’s medical history, the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medical sciences of the SOA Deemed to be University successfully conducted living donor liver transplantation on March 5.

A team comprising surgical experts from the Hyderabad-based Yashoda Hospital and IMS and SUM Hospital conducted the arduous nine-hour long surgery on the donor and the recipient.

 The path breaking surgeries were conducted Biswal and his young son Saumya Ranjan Biswal, a B.Com student, who donated  a portion of his liver. Both the father and son were doing fine after the marathon surgery which began at 3 pm and was completed at midnight. Both of them were presently kept under observation in the ICU.

Biswal had been suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver and it was decided to conduct the transplantation to save his life.

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