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2. How long does it take to complete Hepatectomy?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hepatectomy?

Hepatectomy is the removal of liver around 50-85% part of the liver due to liver dysfunctioning, presence of a tumor, cirrhosis, etc. Hepatectomy can be done either laparoscopically or open. There are different types of hepatectomy depending on the part of the liver to be resected, they are:

  1. Lobectomy
  2. Trisegmentectomy

What are the advantages of Hepatectomy?

Following are the advantages of Hepatectomy:

  1. Improves the quality of life of an individual suffering from chronic liver disease
  2. It helps to cure Wilson’s disease
  3. Individuals with severe liver disease can regain their liver function
  4. It helps to cure liver dysfunction 

What are the indications of Hepatectomy?

  1. Hepatectomy is indicated in the following conditions
  2. Chronic liver disease not responding to the medications
  3. Liver cancer without affecting the surrounding tissues and blood vessels
  4. End-stage liver disease
  5. Severe Liver dysfunction 

What are the steps involved in Hepatectomy?

  1. The patient will be sedated by using general anesthesia and the blood vessels of the liver along with bile ducts are separated.
  2. Now, either complete liver or a portion of the liver is resected out.
  3. Then the surgeon will connect the blood vessels and bile ducts.
  4. Then all the incisions made are closed with stitches 

Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Hepatectomy?

A certified and trained General Surgeon, Gastroenterologist and a Hepatologist who is well experienced in Hepatectomy can perform this surgery.

What is the cost of Hepatectomy?

The minimum cost for Hepatectomy in Chennai starts from Rs. 1,89,050

The average expense for Hepatectomy in Chennai is approximately Rs.2,58,400 

The maximum amount to be paid for Hepatectomy in Chennai rises up to Rs. 3,26,230

Cost of Hepatectomy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital
  7. The admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc

Is Hepatectomy a major surgery or minor surgery?

Hepatectomy is considered a major surgery as the part liver is being resected.

What are the risks and complications associated with Hepatectomy?

Risks and complication involved in the Hepatectomy are:

  1. Infection
  2. Blood loss
  3. Formation of blood clots
  4. Leakage in the bile ducts
  5. Shrinkage of the bile ducts
  6. Failure of the donated liver
  7. Rejection of the transplanted liver by the immune system 

How long does it take to complete Hepatectomy?

Depending on the number of lesions and the part of the liver to be resected, it takes about 1-7 hours.

What is the recovery time for Hepatectomy?

Individuals who undergo Hepatectomy takes usually 4-8 weeks to recover.

What is the success rate of Hepatectomy?

The success rate of Hepatectomy depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the surgeon/doctor
  4. Type of surgery or procedure performed

However, the success rate of Hepatectomy maybe 50-60%

Is Hepatectomy permanent?

Hepatectomy is considered a permanent procedure as a part of the liver is being resected which is irreversible.  

What are the long-term results of Hepatectomy?

  1. Can increase life expectancy in individuals with chronic liver disease
  2. Improves the quality of life
  3. Renal impairment may occur
  4. Can increase the risk of developing heart diseases
  5. Lifelong immunosuppression medications may be required
  6. Chronic liver dysfunction may happen 

Can Hepatectomy be detected in the future?

Any doctor who evaluates the liver function may able to detect Hepatectomy.

What are the options if Hepatectomy fails?

If Hepatectomy fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery or open surgery.

What are the alternatives for Hepatectomy?

Some of the alternatives to Hepatectomy are:

  1. Extracorporeal artificial liver devices
  2. Hepatocyte transplantation
  3. Bioartificial liver devices