May 27, 2012 - 10:03 am
Has anyone heard of the ALPPS procedure pioneered by Dr Eduardo in buenos aires, argentina. Also known as liver partition. Hospitals name is hospital Italiano .
It is a two stage resection of the liver , but second resection done within a week of first operation. That way it seems that the timing between resection gets reduced and there is no chance of tumour growing further in between surgeries as you would be off chemo for atleast a month plus . 15 days prior to operation and further 15 days after and then again 15 days prior to next operation. Also , recovery periods are longer,in case the resection is done in a single go.
It was recommended to me by Dr Dave Geller of univ of Pittsburgh medical centre who is a renowned doctor for liver surgery.
This procedure is not offered in India at present. However, in certain europen centres like torino, Italy I believe it is.
If there is anyone who is familiar with this procedure or can ask certain reknowned liver surgeons ? Any information whatsoever is welcome.