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KMC Hospital launches Manipal Comprehensive Liver Clinic

KMC Hospital launches Manipal Comprehensive Liver Clinic
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Mangaluru: KMC Hospital Mangaluru has launched a comprehensive liver clinic to cater to the needs of patients suffering from chronic liver disease. The liver is the largest organ in the human body, performing over 500 functions, and is essential for human survival. Unfortunately, it is often neglected, and chronic liver disease can lead to the progressive deterioration of liver functions over time.

Dr Anurag Shetty, consultant gastroenterologist stated, “The multidisciplinary team at the KMC Hospital’s Comprehensive Liver Clinic is dedicated to providing personalized care for liver patients under one roof for best clinical outcomes. Patients registered under the clinic by paying a nominal fee of Rs 1,000+gst will receive an MCLC card that provides multiple benefits, including discounts on OP consultation, OP procedures, laboratory & radiology investigations, In-Patient admissions including special wards and surgeries.”

The department of gastroenterology at KMC Hospital has four well-qualified senior medical gastroenterologists and three senior surgical gastroenterologists catering to all types of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The department has more than 20 years of experience and has attended to nearly 20,000 OP patients and performs more than 6,000 endoscopic procedures per year. The gastroenterology department at KMC Hospital is credited with many firsts, including ERCP, EUS, third space endoscopic procedures, and liver transplantation, introduced for the first time in Dakshina Kannada. KMC is the only hospital in the entire district providing POEM, ESD, and liver transplant facilities. The department is actively involved in international clinical trials and is the only gastroenterology department in Coastal Karnataka to be accredited by the National Board, New Delhi.

Dr B V Tantry, head of the department of Medical Gastroenterology at KMC Hospital, also added, “With the introduction of this comprehensive liver clinic, we aim to further enhance our services to patients with various liver diseases. We recognize the need for regular clinical follow-up and timely intervention to slow down the progression of liver disease, prevent complications, detect them at an early stage, and manage them appropriately. The Manipal Comprehensive Liver Clinic will provide multidisciplinary, dedicated, and personalized care for patients with chronic liver disease, and we hope that it will significantly improve health outcomes for our community. The Comprehensive Liver Clinic panel includes Medical & Surgical Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Radiologists, Dietician, Psychiatrist, Physiotherapist, Transplant coordinators, Interventional radiologists, dedicated HPB and Transplant teams for adult and pediatric transplants, Intensivists, Anesthesiologist and Clinical Support team.”

Saghir Siddiqui, regional chief operating officer, KMC Hospital, Mangalore, said “We are delighted to announce the launch of the Manipal Comprehensive Liver Clinic. This new clinic is an important addition to our hospital’s already existing comprehensive medical facilities, and it is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We are confident that the Manipal Comprehensive Liver Clinic will play a significant role in improving the health outcomes of our community, especially for those suffering from chronic liver diseases and critical liver-related issues.”

Medical Gastroenterologists Dr Sandeep Gopal and Dr Suresh Shenoy and Surgical Gastroenterologists Dr Ranjith Rao, and Dr Sathyanarayana were present at the occasion.

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