The King Edward Memorial(KEM) Hospital in Parel will be offering liver transplants at cheaper rates in the City. The hospital is also one of the first to offer both cadaveric and live liver transplants. Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the new facility on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said, "Everybody has dreams, but very few work towards making them come true. The department of Gastroenterology is only seven years old. It has to be credited for realising this dream." A liver transplant at private hospitals costs Rs 25-30 lakh, but at KEM it costs only Rs 5 lakh. KEM Hospital dean Dr. Sanjay Oak said that patients would be getting the best care, "The first 100 surgeries will be even cheaper, as the Narotam Sekhsaria Trust has promised us to fund most of the Rs 5-lakh fee," he added. The hospital has been renovated extensively in order to offer this new facility as two state-of-the-art operation theatres (OT) have been built. Source: Medindia << Relief for Woman Whose Growth Would Not Stop Surviving Cancer With Pride >> Recommended Reading Kidney Transplantation Since the early times, the novel idea of transplanting tissues and other body parts from one organism to the other has captured the imagination of successive generations. READ MORE Bone Marrow Transplantation - Animation Animation and slides providing graphic explanation of Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT)/Stem Cell Transplantation that is done for leukemia and other blood-related disorders. READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Blood Donation - Recipients Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?