Medical advancement: First liver transplant in Pakistan

Published: August 12, 2011

The 12-hour long transplant was successfully carried out on a resident of Sialkot, Amir Raza.

LAHORE: The first liver transplant in Pakistan was successfully conducted at Sheikh Zayed hospital.

The surgery, headed by the Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed hospital Amir Raza, was carried out by a team of doctors including Dr Tariq Bangash.

The 12-hour long transplant was done on a resident of Sialkot, Amir Raza.

The liver transplant centre at the Sheikh Zayed was inaugurated a year ago by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) with the total cost of Rs400 million.

Before this, India was the nearest place to get the transplant done from.

Reader Comments (40)

  • Amjad
    Aug 12, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Congratulations to the medical team on yet another first for Pakistan.

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  • bashir
    Aug 12, 2011 - 6:33PM

    congratulations to the team of doctors who did the operation. what a coincidence that the name of the doctor and the patient, Amir Razr, is the same. Well done

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  • bashir
    Aug 12, 2011 - 6:35PM

    we wish happy recovery to the patient

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  • Faheem
    Aug 13, 2011 - 12:17AM

    Congratulation medical team and best wishes for the patient.Recommend

  • Faheem
    Aug 13, 2011 - 12:18AM

    Whats the cost for it transplant a liver??

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  • ambreen
    Aug 13, 2011 - 1:50AM

    @Faheem:
    approximately 40 lacs

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  • MOHAMMAD NAVEED
    Aug 13, 2011 - 2:44AM

    congratulation to the team of the doctors who becomes the angels for
    those who were waiting for lever transplant in pakistan.

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  • MK
    Aug 13, 2011 - 5:29AM

    Really Express tribune should verify its news being correct before publishing it. The first liver transplant in Pakistan was performed in Karachi in 2003 at SIUT under a team of surgeons led by Dr Adeeb Rizvi.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2003-11-30/pakistan-performs-first-successful-liver/97970

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  • Malik Sajjad
    Aug 13, 2011 - 6:09AM

    Congratulation you All. Must say all PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

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  • Aug 13, 2011 - 11:52AM

    it is very encouraging for the rest of community that v the PAKISTANIS can do anything with best results.i wish congratulation to all team and good luck 4 the patient.

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  • Saad Butt
    Aug 13, 2011 - 4:01PM

    Dr Tariq Bangash is pride of Pakistan. Congratulation to all team and may ALLAH give them many successes.

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  • IMRAN KHAN
    Aug 13, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Big gift for PAKISTAN at 14Agust

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  • Dr.Shams
    Aug 13, 2011 - 9:24PM

    Its a very good news.How can one enroll a patient for liver transplant?

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  • Rana Adnan Azam
    Aug 13, 2011 - 9:54PM

    Heartiest congratulations on brilliant success in the field of surgery.thanks to prime minister syed yousaf raza gillani for takening interest in this.

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  • Muhammd Idrees Gujranwala
    Aug 13, 2011 - 10:27PM

    First of all I am thankful of My Dearest ALLAH who give the wisdom to the Muslims, I also solute to family of Muhammad Irsalan (Late), and his family for donating the liver to the patient, Allah give more wisdom to the Doctor Tariq Bangash, and his team and Pakistan must be high more high. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD, PAKISTAN PAINDABAD.

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  • m khawar
    Aug 14, 2011 - 4:23AM

    @Dr.Shams:
    consult liver transplant unit sheikh zayed hospital lhr 04235912359

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  • bashir
    Aug 14, 2011 - 7:58AM

    @Rana Adnan Azam:
    this the only thing worth mentioning that our PM has done in three years

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  • Mohammad yasin nagori
    Aug 16, 2011 - 2:11AM

    Assalam Alaikum every body.
    my wife also need liver transplant,she is in Karachi Pakistan and she has no time to survive,I need help,there is no web site of Shaikh Zaid hospital or lahore General hospital that’s why I can not contract to these doctor for my wife updates.if some body knows the contract no or email or website belongs to Dr.Tariq ali Bangash, Dr.Zafar or Dr.Amir kindly send me immediately on [email protected] or call me at 001-510-6773909.
    thanks

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  • Ali
    Aug 16, 2011 - 7:22AM

    @Mohammad yasin nagori:

    dr.tariq ali bangash can be contacted on 051 2213333

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  • Dr.Shams
    Aug 16, 2011 - 9:40AM

    @Ali
    Where does Dr.Taris Ali Bangash work in Islamabad?And what are the total expenses paid by that person for his liver transplant?

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  • dr.ammad
    Aug 17, 2011 - 1:38PM

    04235865731
    this is phone no od sheikh zayed hospital… u can ask operater to dial number of liver transplant unit or get contact no of dr bangash or prof zafar iqbal(chairman of szh) or can get contacvt no of prof Altaf alam ( head of gastroenterology unit)

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  • muntzir
    Aug 19, 2011 - 9:05PM

    good news for pakistanis but expen is very high

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  • Surfer12
    Aug 23, 2011 - 12:21PM

    While the credit for the first liver transplant should go to the team headed by Dr Tariq Bangash, it should also go to former Chairman Dr Anwaar A. Khan who made it all possible by conceiving and spearheading the project during six years that he headed the institution. Cutting through the bureaucratic sloth to get various approvals for setting up the project was indeed an accomplishment. In fact, he is the one who took pains to contact and convince the present team of doctors, who worked in different countries at the time, to return home to serve humanity. The bottom line however is that the nation justifiably takes pride in the performance of the devoted men and women who made the first liver transplant a success.

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  • Surfer12
    Aug 23, 2011 - 12:39PM

    While the credit for the first liver transplant should go to the team headed by Dr Tariq Bangash, it should also go to former Chairman Dr Anwaar A. Khan who made it all possible by conceiving and spearheading the project during six years that he headed the institution. Cutting through the bureaucratic sloth to get various approvals for setting up the project was indeed an accomplishment. In fact, he is the one who took pains to contact and to convince the present team of doctors, who worked in different countries at the time, to return home to serve humanity. The bottom line however is that the nation justifiably takes pride in the performance of the devoted men and women who made the first liver transplant a success.”

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  • dr.khawar
    Aug 24, 2011 - 1:58PM

    patient is doing well and is out of icu. ready for any media talk

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  • Dr. Saba
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:47PM

    yeah. Mashallah.it realy z a big deal for us.congratulations to all ov us.n specialy dat team ov doctors
    buh ma questn z….wht z da current cnditn of da patient???da postoperatv rspnse???
    was it a cadaveric trnsplnt or da liver ws taken frm a living body??????
    z thr any cmplicatn xpctd>>tissue rejctn???
    Pakistan needed it frm a long tym.n if it works proprly as we al pray dat i wud Inshallah,thn it can save millions ov lives here.
    regards

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  • Sara
    Aug 31, 2011 - 8:31PM

    Dr. Tariq Liver Transplant/ HPB Surgeon can be contact in lahore Sheikh Zayed Hospital. His mobile number is 03325584730

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  • shilpa
    Sep 2, 2011 - 3:06PM

    a patient of 70 years old, living in karachi… with hepatitis C positive since 20 years … hepatoma developed in 2008…. after then 2 times applied (TACE) and three times alcoholic embolation…… blood group B positive. now she is in complete liver failure according to gastro entrologis and she is on symtomatic treatment now…… is it possible to go for her for liver transplant????? or any hope regarding it…….

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  • m khawar
    Sep 4, 2011 - 8:22PM

    @dr.saba pt is alright, it was first ever cadaveric liver transplant in pakistan. no major post op complication.

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  • Raza Siam
    Sep 5, 2011 - 7:12AM

    Is this the same patient whose donor was the 15 years old child named Arsalan?

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  • Malik Kamran Saqib
    Sep 5, 2011 - 10:12AM

    First of all congratulations to the team of doctors who did the operation. This achivment give me a light of hope, my wife also need liver transplant she is in Rawalpindi i want the contects numbers of the team of doctors who did the successful opration of liver transplant. I also want to know the total cost of liver transplant. Thanks.

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  • nadia rafiq
    Sep 6, 2011 - 10:22PM

    congratulations

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  • Afaq Rasool
    Sep 7, 2011 - 7:06AM

    A.O.A.
    A great achievement by the devoting doctors of Pakistan…
    Also congrats to the donor for his sacrifice and good wishes to recipient and donor both for good health….

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  • RIZWAN
    Sep 7, 2011 - 10:09PM

    Assalam o alaikum
    It is a great achievent and really appreciatable but i want to know the expenses of this type of operations thanks

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  • Abhishek
    Sep 8, 2011 - 7:07PM

              This is in regard to your query for a liver transplant. We at New Delhi India have done transplants for over 300 patients from Pakistan. I would be obliged to be of any further help to you. The cost of the transplant would be comparable to what it is in Pakistan, with a minimal waiting time. We can be contacted at [email protected]Recommend

  • faisal shamshad
    Sep 18, 2011 - 10:31PM

    Assalam Alaikum ,
    My mother need liver transplant on urgently basis,she is in Karachi Pakistan her lever has been failed upto 90% and she has no time to survive,we have recently mate with Dr. Tariq Bangash at Lohre and he suggested to make transplant in immediatly basis. I need to support all peoples they want to help of poor peoples. Please contact to me on my husband email id: [email protected] or mobile contact 0321-8282741.
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  • Dr.Syed Waqar Hassan Shah
    Sep 19, 2011 - 12:15AM

    asalam o alaikum
    waooooooooooooo
    splendid
    congratulations to the doctors team,who did the successful operation, guys its such a big achievement 4 pakistan and best wishes 4 all doctors from my side, and good-luck 4 the patient also,
    keep it up,
    and thanks nadia rafiq

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  • muhammad abubaker
    Sep 21, 2011 - 12:33AM

    aoa is any body tell me about the cost of liver transplant and success rates.and what happens if liver is damage about 90percent and how much time patient have after this a gernal idea.plz help me on this
    ta

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  • dr mian aziz
    Sep 25, 2011 - 8:13PM

    I don’t know when government of Pakistan start this liver transplant project but if someone is serious he should go to India
    in India liver transplant cost is 38,00,000 (thirty eight lac) Pakistani rupees and there successful rate is very good
    if anybody want further information
    contact
    [email protected]
    +92-3226030505
    +92-3224008472

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  • Ismail Sultan
    Sep 25, 2011 - 10:54PM

    This news reminded me of my old wounds. I lost my mother due to Hep C; liver transplant was her only hope but that wasn’t possible then here.
    May the medical team behind this success be blessed and be able to save more lives.
    Congratulations to Amir on his new life and Salaam to Mohammad Asrslan’s family for this huge sacrifice!

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