The Royal Hospital (RH) has successfully performed a second Liver transplantation for an Omani man with cancerous liver tumors, emphasizing the success of the ongoing liver transplantation program adopted in the hospital as planned. The surgery was operated by a team led by Prof Mohamed Rela, who is one of the world's top liver transplant surgeons, with the assistance of the RH medical and nursing staff.
Commenting on this medical achievement, Dr. Qasim Al Salmi, RH Director General stated that the outstanding success of the two liver transplantation surgeries is the result of two-year liver transplantation training program for the RH cadre in one of world’s most comprehensive liver-disease management center. Al Qasmi added that the provision of the latest equipment and medical devices utilized in this field was a key in the success of the surgery. He pointed out that the Ministry represented by the Royal hospital will take the lead in performing Liver transplantation surgeries in the future to upgrade the Sultanate’s healthcare system as well as avoiding the burden of abroad treatment on the patient and their family, in which the Ministry undertakes the treatment disbursement.
The Living Donor Liver Transplantation involved two phases; pre- operation and the liver transplantation operation itself. Before performing the operation, the donor should undertake several examinations to assess the fitness. The aim of the tests are to confirm that the donor and patient are blood group compatible, assess size of the donor liver and health, confirm that the donor is free of any chronic and communicable diseases. The liver transplantation procedure represents in illustrating the donor’s liver delicately, and then extracting a portion of 60%-65% from the donor liver. Afterwards, a full extraction of the patient liver is made and finally the donated liver is connected to the blood vessels andcystic duct of the patient.
The operation, that went successfully, was performed to a man with a liver disease as his young daughter donated part of her liver. The health of both recipient and donor is closely monitored by the RH healthcare providers.