Chennai: A liver transplant surgery under an operating microscope was performed in the city recently, marking a significant development in the field. This skill intensive microsurgical liver transplant, performed at SIMS Hospitals, evidently reduces the post-surgical complications to a larger extent and ensures better outcomes for patients, claim doctors.
Dr S Vivekanandan, lead surgeon, liver transplant, SIMS, said, “Conventionally, liver transplants are done using magnifying glasses (also known as Surgical Loupes) to enhance visualisation of tissues and blood vessels. But, we have performed a liver transplant surgery under an operating microscope, which is a first of its kind in Tamilnadu. Surgical microscopes are generally used for brain and microvascular surgeries in India and only very few centres in the country perform Liver transplant surgeries under microscope.”