Success Stories

Combined Liver and Kidney Transplant

The life of 12-year-old Mukhtar Ahmed Ali Gadkarim from Sudan in Africa who was suffering from kidney failure due to a rare disorder known as Primary Hyperoxaluria was saved at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India, where he successfully underwent a combined Liver and Kidney Transplant. 

The young boy was admitted to the hospital on 6th November 2012 and was operated after a week of observation. "In hyperoxaluria, while there is no liver failure, unless the liver is replaced to provide the deficient enzyme the kidney transplant will fail as the kidney will get damaged by the oxalate" said Prof. AnupamSibal, Group Medical Director and Senior Pediatric Gastroenterologist. “The Apollo Transplant program that has to its credit the first successful pediatric and adult liver transplants in India in 1998 and the first successful combined liver and kidney transplant on 1999 has now completed 1150 liver transplants”, added Prof. Sibal. 

 Prof. Subash Gupta, Senior Liver Transplant Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals Group added, " The Apollo is now the second  busiest liver transplant program in the world with 350 liver transplants being performed this year. It is a preferred transplant centre for Middle East, Africa, Indian-sub continent and South Asia".

A Multi-Organ Transplant Team of Transplant Surgeons at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals comprising of Prof. Subash Gupta and Prof. Sandeep Guleria took 16 hours to conduct the challenging surgery where a kidney of one sister and a part of the liver of other sister were transplanted to save the life of their younger brother. The boy was being discharged 17 days after the combined transplant.