One organ donor saves life of four

Sahyadri Hospitals’ team performs Liver, kidney and Pancreas transplant

Sahyadri Hospitals, once again puts Pune’s healthcare on the map by taking massive strides in the field of organ transplants. On 25th of October 2017, a 24 year old male from Khed Shivapur, who had just undergone a tragic road traffic accident and was admitted to Sahyadri Hospitals. He was offered medication to which he didn’t respond and was later declared brain dead on the 26th October, 2017.


Medical social workers of Sahyadri Hospital counselled the family of patient. They voluntarily agreed to donate his organs, which helped give a second lease of life. The Sahyadri team wasted no time, and immediately began an organ harvest procedure on the evening of 26th October itself. The dedicated surgeons, anesthetists, technicians and transplant coordinators all worked tirelessly in complete sync with each other which led to the successful harvest and transplant organs. A Liver, Kidney and Pancreas transplant took place at Sahyadri Hospital. The first recipient was a 35 year old male from Mumbai and had the pancreas and one kidney transplanted to him. A 38 year old male residing in Pune was the recipient of the liver. The second kidney was harvested and transported to Solapur. The heart was harvested and delivered to another hospital to patient in dire need of the organ.

The team comprised of Dr. Bipin Vibhute, Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Dr. Sharan Narute, Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Dr. Dinesh Zirpe, Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Dr. Anurag Shrimal, Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Dr. Manish Phatak Transplant Anaesthetist & Critical Care Specialist, Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni, Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist, Dr. Abhijit Mane, Asst. Surgeon, Dr. Anil Vaidya, Pancreatic Surgeon, Dr. Dinesh Babu, Transplant Anaesthetist and Dr. Sachin Patil, Nephrologist. The team also included Transplant Coordinators – Mr. Arun Ashokan & Mr. Rahul Tambe and a Medical Social Worker, Ms. Sharmila Padhye, along with strong support team comprising of highly skilled ICU & OT nurses, technicians and other staff.

Dr. Bipin Vibhute, Multi-organ Transplant & Hepatobiliary surgeon said, “There were 3 operations underway at the same time. The organs were being retrieved and were simultaneously being transplanted to their new recipients to avoid malfunction, contamination or death of the organs. This case is not like any other normal organ transplant case. This was because multi organ harvesting & transplants on such a scale require agility, extreme focus and clockwork coordination between the surgeons and the supporting staff.”

Dr. Dinesh Zirpe, Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon added, “In such cases, the heart should remain functional till the kidney, pancreas and liver are retrieved. The surgeons kept selflessly vigilant as the whole process took over 19 hours, beginning on 26th of October at 9.30 pm and continued onto the next day, the 27th of October, finally concluding at 5.00 pm.

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