Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) is a quaternary care multi-specialty hospital. The Medical Centre was founded by Late NPV Ramasway Udayar as a teaching hospital of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in 1985, with the intention of translating the experience and expertise in medical education into tangible and affordable health care for the community.
Today it functions under the dynamic leadership of VR Venkataachalam, Managing Trustee of the Hospital and Chancellor of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University). SRMC is a leader in health care in South India, attending to patients who visit its campus daily. Located on a sprawling 175-acre campus, Sri Ramachandra has the best physicians, surgeons and health care providers across all medical and surgical specialties and sub specialties.
It’s the first and only hospital affiliated to a medical university in India that holds JCI, NABH, NABL and AABB accreditations. This highlights SRMC’s quest for quality health care delivery and continuous quality improvement.
The hospital with 800 beds and 200 intensive care units, provides healthcare treatment for over 35,000 inpatients and 2,50,000 outpatients every year.
SRMC Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplants
At SRMC, sub-specialty liver clinics started in 2004, ever since there has been gradual rise in the number of in-patient admissions with chronic liver diseases, referrals from allied specialties and attending emergency services on all days.
Hepatology is a rapidly evolving field with specialized care for patients in a wide spectrum of liver disease ranging from acute hepatitis to acute liver failure to end-stage liver disease. In present day to day Gastroenterology practice, approximately, 80% of referrals are for liver disease and more than 60% of admissions are for liver disease especially cirrhosis liver and its complications
Hepatology as an independent department was started in mid-2018 with regular liver clinics in outpatient department, along with specialty clinics from 2 to 4 pm both at G block and Main Block, for follow up of patients. Allied specialties like surgical gastroenterology, interventional radiology, liver pathology, critical care team are fully geared, supporting the department of hepatology.
Liver transplant was introduced in the year 2015 with the guidance of Prof Mohamed Rela, till date more than 50 cadaveric liver transplants have been successfully done, with 100% survival.
Patients with liver disease need special attention. In India, there is an increasing burden of liver disease with their spectrum ranging from acute hepatitis, acute liver failure, acute-on-chronic liver failure and end stage liver disease. These patients are hemodynamically unstable and require intensive care management, failure to do so is likely to result in poor outcomes.
The common cause for chronic liver disease is alcohol followed by Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C virus infection and Fatty Liver Disease. These patients eventually end up with liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and other cirrhosis related complications most of which are life-threatening. Timely liver transplant can provide a cure. Few liver cancer patients are managed by radiological intervention, resection of involved segment or liver transplant based on staging of the liver cancer.
Common Liver diseases that require specialist attention include:
- Pediatric liver disease (especially metabolic liver disease and cholestasis jaundice)
- Acute liver Failure
- Acute-on-chronic liver failure
- Cirrhosis liver with its associated complications (bleed, fluid accumulation, kidney dysfunction, altered sensorium)
- Prolonged jaundice
- Infiltrative disorders of liver
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- Secondaries in Liver
- Metabolic liver disease like Wilson Disease
- Diabetes and liver related complication
Dedicated to promoting liver wellness and disease prevention, SRMC’s Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplants treats, educates and researches for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver diseases.