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Heart Transplantation in Hyderabad

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heart transplantation in Hyderabad

A milestone in medical history, the heart transplantation procedure gives a new lease of life to the patient suffering from a heart failure caused by life-threatening heart conditions. When the heart of the patient is failing and it cannot be further improved using medication or surgery, heart transplantation serves as the last resort to help patients live a healthy life.

Heart Transplantation in Hyderabad

Heart transplantation is a surgical process of replacing the failing heart of the patient with an available healthy heart from the donor. A successful heart transplantation procedure breathes life into the patient improving his longevity and vitality. Post-transplantation, the patient needs to take medications and lead a healthy lifestyle for the rest of his life to help their new heart function effectively.

Criteria for Heart Transplantation

Heart diseases impede the heart’s ability to pump the blood, gradually weakening it over time. Weaker the heart becomes, more pronounced and severe the symptoms manifest in the form of weakness, shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, and inability to walk. These stages of heart failure are treated with respective treatment options which include medications, heart devices, and heart surgeries. Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale has performed more than 15000 successful open-heart surgeries to help treat heart diseases. However, in heart failure cases where the medications, surgeries, assist devices no longer prove to be successful, heart transplantation is considered to be the gold-standard treatment to help patients live a longer life.

Screening & Post-transplantation

After an extensive investigation of your heart health, recovery ability, the severity of the diseases, health status, the team of heart specialists and health care providers decide whether the heart transplantation procedure is the right option for the patient. If the patients is the right candidate for the heart transplantation procedure, he is put on the waiting list until the heart donor springs up and during the entire process, the patients are given the right treatment care leading up to the transplant process. Treatment of the patients with the use of artificial heart assist devices like VAD (Ventricular Assist Devices) is also considered while patients wait for the heart transplant. The best heart transplant surgeon in Hyderabad and a leading authority in minimally invasive heart surgeries, Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale has performed the first successful implantation of ventricular assist device in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Right after the transplantation procedure, the patient is monitored in the ICU and then gradually moved to the regular care in the hospital which lasts for 2 weeks on average. The transplant patient is closely monitored by the heart transplant surgeons and his team at least for the first 3 months for any post-transplantation symptoms. Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled for blood tests, electrocardiograms, heart biopsies, echocardiograms and more to check for the signs of rejection which generally happen in the initial months after transplantation.

Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale – The Best Heart Transplant Surgeon in Hyderabad

On average 70% of transplantation cases prolong life by more than 10 years and there are thousands of patients around the world who continue to lead a healthy and improved life even after 25+ years. With one of the highest success rates for heart transplantations in India, Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale is one of the Best Heart Transplant Surgeons in South India. And he is also

For his extraordinary contribution to the medical field, this best heart transplantation surgeon in Telangana was also awarded Padma Shri by Government of India in 2016. However, according to Dr. Gokhale, the prolonged health life of the patients after a successful heart transplantation happens to be his real achievements. Here are a few testimonials of happy patients

Dr. A.G.K.Gokhale
Chief Cardiothoracic, Transplant
and Minimal Access Surgeon