Frequently Asked Questions
What is HPB surgery?
Can you survive without a liver?
Human pancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery is a type of general surgery that treats both benign and malignant illnesses affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. These are some of the most difficult and complex surgical operations performed in General Surgery, and they necessitate a great level of competence and skill on the part of the surgeon.
How long does GI surgery take?
The liver is responsible for a variety of vital, life-sustaining activities. While it is impossible to survive without a liver altogether, it is possible to live with only a portion of one. Many people can function normally with only a little less than half of their liver's capacity. It is also possible for your liver to recover its original size in a few months.
Can liver be donated by a living person?
The average length of time for bowel resection surgery is between 1 and 4 hours. The average length of stay in the hospital is between 5 and 7 days. If difficulties emerge or if a substantial portion of your intestine was removed, your doctor may decide to keep you in the hospital for an extended period of time.
Are liver transplants successfully performed?
For some patients, a liver transplant from a living donor is a good option. A liver transplant from a living donor is possible because the liver is the only organ in the body that can grow back. After surgery, it takes 4 to 8 weeks for both parts of the liver to grow back.
Can a person lead a normal life after liver transplantation?
In most cases, liver transplants are extremely effective, and the vast majority of people are eventually able to resume their typical activities thereafter. It can take a year or more to fully recover from this condition. At Sri Ramakrishna Hospital the liver transplant surgeons are highly
Recovery from a liver transplant can be a lengthy process, but the majority of transplant recipients will eventually be able to resume most of their typical activities and enjoy a high quality of life. It can take up to one year to recover fully, but you'll typically be able to gradually increase your activity level after a few weeks.