About South Asian
What makes us
Only Private Institute in IndiaWe are the only private institute in India dedicated to patients with liver disease. Due to our close field of interest we are able to study every ‘state of the art’ innovation from all over the world and apply it into clinical care immediately. This kind of attention to detail is what has allowed us to achieve one of the best outcomes in the country.
Expert StaffOur staff are geared to the specific issues of patient with liver disease (PwLD). E.g. our nutritionists know the exact diet that a patient with water in the abdomen (ascites) requires, she knows what a PwLD AND diabetes can consume. Similarly our physiotherapists know what is safe for a PwLD to do, how much spirometry they should do or not do etc.
Comprehensive Patient RecordsWe maintain records of our patient’s investigations in a chart form routinely so that trends otherwise difficult to detect, are found. This kind of attention to detail is what has allowed us to achieve one of the best outcomes in the country.
Outreach Centres Across IndiaWe have out-reach centres across the country where a member of OUR team is present, making it easy for families to attend their follow-up clinics without having to go to yet another medical team or new hospital. This ensures continuity of care and personalization of the individual patient.
Experience With Complex Transplantation SurgeriesDue to our experience with liver transplantation where we routinely work with the complex anatomy of the liver and perform vessel ‘joins’, we are able to remove complex liver cancers, and do surgery, not performed in most other centres.
We Take Entire Patient Record Into AccountOnce PwLD are registered with us, all their records are scanned so that every future decision in that patient is made, ONLY after looking at his every previous record, leading to less mistakes & better treatment.
International MethodologyGiven that our staff are trained in various parts of the world, we have a global & international methodology, in all of our protocols & procedures.
Uncompromising EthicsWe are 100% ethical. WE will never perform a single test that might be unnecessary, let alone a procedure!
Unmatched Evaluation and Success RateOur evaluation before any surgery is so complete (although this increases our cost considerably), and our radiology doctors are so experienced that we very rarely need to change decisions during an operation or close an abdomen without completing the cancer removal (less than 5%).
Attention From The Entire TeamMost of our patients are seen by the entire team at one point or the other, from the junior doctor to the most senior transplant surgeon, which ensures minimal errors. Although this increases our workload considerably.
Comprehensive Follow-UpWe take follow-up very seriously. We do our best to ensure that all patients who are undergoing treatment with us or have had surgery with us come regularly for check ups, free of charge on many occasions. We do this so that any concerns that occur could be found early and corrected before it is too late.
Clinician-Controlled For Maximum Patient BenefitWe are a small business unit, controlled by clinicians and DO NOT have to achieve certain targets, maintain huge buildings & fleets or demonstrate a certain growth to investors. So we are free to make decisions with only ONE aim in mind- patient benefit!
Stringent Post-Operative CareOur post-operative care is several times more stringent (e.g. in our unit senior doctors always do 4 ward rounds a day, and we do several more investigations) than any other routine unit, as early detection of a complication allows us to correct it, leading to superb outcomes. Although this increases our cost considerably!
Tight Control On MedicationsWe have tight control on the medications we choose to use on our patients, especially crucial ones like antibiotics and only use medications from companies with an international reputation, or air-tight quality control. Although this increases our cost considerably.
International Level and Quality of Nursing StaffWe maintain an international level and quality of nursing staff, so that every patient is usually looked after by a single, highly qualified staff nurse which reduces infection rates and cross contamination. Although this increases our cost considerably.
- Vizag Equals London In Liver Transplant 3rd December 2018
- Nigerian Patient With Giant HCC 9th September 2017
- Nigerian Patient With Giant HCC (Prabha News) 9th September 2017
- First Living Donor Liver Transplant In Andhra Padesh (Eenadu) 23rd June 2017
- First Living Donor Liver Transplant In Andhra Padesh (Vaartha) 23rd June 2017
Prof. Dr. Tom Cherian
MBBS, FRCS (G Surg), FRCS (I-Collegiate); CCST (UK).
Managing Director, South Asian Liver Institute.
National Director, HPB Surgery & Liver Transplantation, CARE Hospitals India.
Professor (GI Surg), Nizam’s Institute of Med Sci (NIMS), Hyderabad.