Chennai, 22nd December 2022: Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a leading multi-organ transplant centre in Asia, performed 2 uterus transplants proctored by Prof. Dr Jiri Fronek Head of Transplant Surgery Departme nt, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. Uterus transplants are a new mod ality that gives hope to young women who are suffering from hypoplasia – a condition where the uterus is und erdeveloped or absent. The team of doctors have performed uterus transplants on 2 young women – one from Tamil Nadu and one from Andhra Pradesh.Explaining the cases, Dr. Padmapriya Vivek, Head of the Department – of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Fertility Me dicine, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “We have performed 2 extremely challenging uterus transpl ants on young women under the expertise of Dr. Jiri Fronek. The 28-year-old lady from Tamil Nadu had to undergo a plasma exchange ahead of her 16-hour-long transplant surgery as her blood group did not match the donor’s blood group (Moth er). The patient was put under a 3-day observation before commencing the transplant. On the other hand, the 24-year-old lady from Andhra Pradesh underwent a 15-hour long open transplant surgery as it took our team nearly 8 hours to retrieve the uterus from her donor (mother).”

“Uterus transplant is a potential and promising treatment for women suffering from uterus factor infertility – a condition that is congenital or acquired. By introducing this process in India, where it is still at a nascent stage, we have been able to provide an opportunity for young women to experience motherhood. With multiple technical advancements, doctors from Gleneagles Global Health City are sure about streamlining the uterus transplant process.”, said Prof. Dr. Jiri Fron ek, Head of Transplant Surgery Department, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech R epublic.

The complex process was led by Prof. Dr. Jiri Fronek, Head of Transplant Surgery Department, Institute for Clini cal and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic along with Dr. Padmapriya Vivek, Head of the Departm ent – of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Fertility Medicine, Dr. Joy Varghese, Director – of Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology, Dr. Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Director- Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Dr. Rajanikanth Patcha, Clinic al Lead – Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Dr. Selvakumar Malleeswaran, Head – Liver, HPB Anaesthesia & Liver Intensive Care, Dr. Muthukumar P, Senior Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician and Dr. Ponni Siva prakasam,  Senior Consultant – Haematologist from Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai.

Elaborating the case, Dr. Joy Varghese, Director – Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology, Gleneagles Global Hea lth City, Chennai, said, “Uterus transplantation is an innovative advancement in medicine that paves a new path in OB GYN. The patient from Tamil Nadu with a mismatch in HLA underwent a plasma exchange procedure before the transp lant. This feat is a first of its kind that we have initiated.”

Congratulating the team, Dr. Alok Khullar, CEO, of Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai and Mr. Anurag Yad av, CEO, IHH Health Care India, said, “One in 5000 women in the country suffers from uterus-factor infertility. GGHC Chennai is glad that it is pioneering this effort of uterus transplants and giving a ray of hope for thousands of women, w ho had completely lost hope, to experience the joy of motherhood.”

About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centrescentersalso one of the top tertiary care multi-specialty hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Ne uro, Heart, Lung, and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL, and NABB accredited hospit al operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX, Slic e PET CT, and Tesla MRI) offer cutting-edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.

Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance pla yers and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medi cal destination for thousands of patients in India, the Middle East, Africa, and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.

Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safet y, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch l ives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found on the hospital webs ite.

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