Shifa Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery Program
Considering the dire need to establish a Center of Excellence in Liver Diseases and to establish a sustainable Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery Program in Pakistan, Shifa Int. Hospital Islamabad started its preliminary project work in 2011. It was a challenging task to manage quality, resource capabilities and an integrated team of healthcare professionals to successfully monitor each and every stage from pre-transplant work-up, patient and donor assessment and post-transplant care of the patients.
On 30th April 2012, Shifa Liver Transplant team performed its first Living Donor Liver Transplant Surgery on a 12 year old patient. Since then, the Liver Transplant team has performed over 800 Living Donor Liver Transplant Surgeries at the facility. The center is currently performing over 200 Liver Transplants per year with success rate compatible to the International standards and that is why Shifa’s liver transplant program is considered to be the best transplant program in Islamabad and therefore Pakistan
What makes us Pakistan’s Leading Transplant Program?
The success of the program is ensured by top-notch patient care provided through close coordination among a multidisciplinary team of professionals which includes Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Liver Transplant Surgeons, Intensive Care Unit team, Operation Theater team, Anesthesia team, Laboratory, Radiology, Nursing, and Pharmacy, Liver Transplant coordinators and support services etc.