Hand transplantation by Dr. Nilesh Satbhai is the most advanced treatment available today for patients who have suffered complete hand loss. This life-changing surgery can restore both function and sensation to the hand making it possible for patients to once again perform the activities of daily living. Book Appointment!
Hand transplantation is a surgical procedure to replace a person’s hand with a donor hand. The procedure is done in patients who have lost their hands due to injury or disease.
Prema Ram, 33, became the first in Asia to receive a bilateral total arm transplant at Global Hospitals in Mumbai thanks to Dr. Nilesh Satbhai and his medical team. After losing both arms 15 years prior in an accident, the revolutionary procedure has given Ram newfound hope for a better life, inspiring others looking for hand or arm transplant options. Learn more about Prema Ram’s journey and how he saw his dream become reality.Read More
Dr. Nilesh Satbhai, Senior Consultant & Head of Department, Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, discusses the hand transplant procedure in detail.
Good candidates for hand transplantation are patients who:
This is a general criterion for candidacy, however, the final decision on whether or not a patient is a good candidate for hand transplantation surgery will be made by Dr. Nilesh Satbhai .Request Appointment
During the consultation for hand transplantation, Dr. Nilesh Satbhai will review your medical history and current health condition. He will perform a physical examination and discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you. Dr. Nilesh will answer any queries you have about the procedure. If you have any concerns about the procedure or the risks involved, please be sure to ask the doctor during the consultation. He will be pleased to address any concerns you may have.
Hand transplantation surgery is a complex procedure that takes anywhere from 18 to 24 hours. Once the donor hand is ready, Dr. Nilesh will begin the surgery by making an incision on the arm. The muscles, tendons, bones, and blood vessels of the donor hand are then attached to the corresponding structures in the patient’s arm. The nerves are also connected, which will allow the patient to eventually regain sensation in the transplanted hand. After the surgery is complete, the patient’s hand will be placed in a splint and the patient will need to wear it for 6-8 weeks.
Dr. Nilesh Satbhai, a renowned hand transplant surgeon, offers insights on adapting to life without hands and the distinct hurdles it presents compared to other limb losses.
The recovery process after hand transplantation surgery is long and requires a lot of physical therapy. Most patients will stay in the hospital for 2-3 weeks after surgery. During this time, Dr. Nilesh will monitor the patient’s progress and make sure that the transplant is healing properly. The patient will then be discharged from the hospital and will need to continue physical therapy.
The cost of hand transplantation surgery in Mumbai can vary depending on the hospital, surgeon, and other factors such as the patient’s health condition. During the consultation, Dr. Nilesh Satbhai will provide you with a detailed estimate of the cost of the procedure.Request Appointment
Watch the story of Monika More, who underwent a life-changing hand transplant surgery by Dr. Nilesh Satbhai.
The main benefit of hand transplantation is that it can restore the use of the hand for patients who have lost it due to injury or disease. The procedure can also improve the patient’s quality of life and increase their independence.
Dr. Nilesh Satbhai successfully performed first time in India, two Bilateral Hand Transplants on quadruple amputee patients within 15 days.
As with any surgery, there are certain risks associated with hand transplantation. The most common risks include infection, bleeding, and blood clots. However, nerve damage and rejection of the transplanted hand are also possible. If any of these complications occur, Dr. Nilesh will take the necessary steps to treat the problem.
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