Gastro Science

Aster MIMS Institute of Gastro Intestinal Sciences is the comprehensive centre for management of Gastrointestinal and liver disorders. The division works for proper understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of digestive tract and liver through the integration of novel models of healthcare delivery with innovative programs in clinical and basic research.

The unit is a well renowned referral centre for advanced liver diseases and transplant hepatology. The centre is equipped with the best endoscopic suite offering complete endoscopic services including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), Double balloon enteroscopies, Esophageal and rectal manometry, Third space endoscopy, Wireless Capsule endoscopies and ERCP. The Paediatric GI and Hepatology services cover the whole spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic liver care services.

The Integrated Liver Care service under the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at Aster MIMS, Calicut is the sole comprehensive liver care unit of North Kerala. The centre has performed more than 150 liver transplants over a short span of time and is the single high volume liver transplant centre of North Kerala, with results at par with international standards. More than 70 liver transplants including six deceased donor transplants happened here during the Covid pandemic. Aster MIMS Calicut is also one among the few centres of South India doing paediatric liver transplants and has recently performed a successful liver transplant for a baby weighing just 5.4Kg

The Liver intensive care and anaesthesia services work round the clock and offer treatment for complex liver diseases requiring critical care. Liver supportive services like Plasma exchange and CRRT are regularly used for patients with liver failure and serve as adjuncts to liver transplants.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Diagnostics

Upper GI and Lower GI Endoscopy (Diagnostic & Therapeutic) ERCP Capsule Endoscopy Double Balloon Enteroscopy Endoscopic Ultrasound- Diagnostic & Therapeutic Oesophageal and Anorectal Manometry 24 hr GI Bleed Care Liver Clinic- for patients with Liver & Gall Bladder diseases IBD Clinic- Special care for ulcerative colitis &Crohn’s diseases

Technology

Some of the best technologies in the hospital includes: Kerala’s third Da Vinci surgery robot Highly advanced infection control HEPA filters to remove air borne particles Highly advanced diagnostic equipment to detect and diagnose various liver conditions.

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Success rate in Liver Transplant

It is very important for the patient to receive timely care and treatment in the case of liver diseases. A transplant can transform a life, but it is imperative to get it done at the right place to ensure chance of survival. At Aster MIMS, the doctors are highly qualified, and superbly trained in the latest treatment techniques to replace the diseased liver with a healthy one. Through procedures that impart proper care and diagnosis during the liver transplant surgeries, the patient can lead a normal life, as the liver is a unique organ in the human body capable of regeneration.

Why Aster MIMS for a Liver Transplant?

The experts work collaboratively, taking extra care of each patient’s medical condition to provide advanced care centered towards treatment and better quality of living. The hospital is equipped with superior industrial technology that offers robotics-assisted surgery for various liver conditions. In order to provide round-the-clock care, the hospital is equipped with active 24-hour services, and has upgraded facilities to treat all sorts of liver conditions, including chronic liver diseases and intensive care facilities for acute liver failure.

History of Aster Liver Transplants

Ever since then, the hospital has been judicious in adding better facilities to ensure timely care to its patients. The highly skilled team of medical professionals at the hospital performs transplants of foreign patients, while the aim of the process itself is to provide better quality of life. The surgeons follow state-of-the-art techniques in replacing the diseased organ with a healthy one. By making use of sophisticated diagnostic techniques they ensure that the surgery is productive, and the patient gets back to health with minimal hospital stay expenses.

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