Medica associates with Tom Cherian’s SALi to create ‘Centre for Liver Disease’

Medica and South Asian Liver Institute (SALi) jointly aim to bring liver disease treatment and liver transplantation in the eastern region on par with the best in the world. They jointly hope to bring high quality in ethics, training, quality of medical knowledge, and technical skills, at a cost that makes such treatment an option

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(Image-L to R) Dr Alok Roy, Chairman Medica Group of Hospitals along with Prof. Dr. Tom Cherian, founder of South Asian Liver Institute(SALi) and Dr. Pradeepta Kumar Sethy, Director of Gastroenterology, and renowned singer Usha Uthup at the launch of Medica Centre for Liver Disease in Kolkata to bring liver disease treatment and liver transplantation in the Eastern Region on par with the best in the world.

Kolkata: Kolkata headquartered Medica Hospitals has launched the ‘Medica Centre for Liver Disease’ in association with the renowned South Asian Liver Institute (SALi), a Tom Cherian initiative.

The founder Prof Tom Cherian was previously the National Director of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, in one of India’s largest hospital chains. He currently continues to be the Professor of Transplant surgery at the prestigious Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), in Hyderabad, having started the liver transplant programme there. He had completed over 400 liver transplants in England before his return to India, where he has completed a further 250 transplants.  

Medica Centre for Liver Disease aims to meet a growing requirement for treatment of liver conditions, including transplant, in Eastern India. The Centre is equipped to handle most diseases of liver, pancreas and gall bladder. Medica’s liver transplant program will involve both living and cadaver donors. Medica is amongst a very few hospitals in the region with comprehensive facilities for treatment of complex liver diseases transplant surgery.

This is a great addition to the existing liver disease management team at Medica, led by the experienced Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Dr Pradeepta Kumar Sethy, Director of Gastroenterology, Medica Superspecialty Hospital. “It is indeed a timely decision to come up with the Centre for Liver Diseases. No doubt, we can have a focussed holistic approach in dealing with patients suffering from such ailments and diseases,” said Dr Sethy. 

Talking about The Medica Centre for Liver Disease, Prof Tom Cherian, Founder, South Asian Liver Institute (SALi) said “I promise to make every treatment that I used to perform in London for liver disease, eventually available here in Kolkata! We have already treated several patients from Kolkata, who are doing well and back in the city now, but had to travel far previously for their treatment. I am glad we are able to bring this treatment to this great city, which deserves a superb liver service.”

Dr Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals said, “This Centre for Liver Diseases is a huge step, and I believe, this is a milestone not only in Kolkata and Bengal but also in Eastern India as a whole. We have a fantastic team of doctors, surgeons, and infrastructure to deal with liver diseases and associated complications.”