Shivakumar Swami of Siddaganga Mutt is recovering from a liver operation that had been performed on him in Chennai. Shivakumar Swami is Karnataka's 111-year-old revered pontiff. "The pontiff has recovered from the effects of anesthesia, administered for the liver operation earlier in the day, and is awake in the intensive care unit," said Rela Institute of Medical Centre Chairman Mohamed Rela in a statement. The pontiff was flown to Chennai from Bengaluru on Friday in an air ambulance for the operation to treat his liver and bile duct infection. Tumakuri is located about 70 km west of Bengaluru. ‘On Friday, the holy figure was flown from Bengaluru to Chennai in an air ambulance for an operation to treat his liver and bile duct infection. ’ "We brought Swamiji to Bengaluru from Tumakuru in a signal-free corridor for airlifting him to Chennai so that he could rest ahead of the operation," a mutt spokesman told IANS here. Though the operation was for four hours, the seer was stable throughout the surgery, which involved exploring his bile ducts, removal of metal and plastic stents within the bile duct and a bypass between the bile duct in the liver and small intestine. "The seer would be under observation in ICU till the surgical wounds are healed, and his other vital organs function normally incommensurate with his advanced age," said the mutt official. The holy man has been in and out of hospitals of late for treatment of symptoms related to his advanced age.Source: Eurekalert << Over-Prescription Of Drugs - Cause Of Concern For UK Governm... First Indigenous Artificial Aortic Valve Launched >> Recommended Reading Favorable Outcome for Minimally Invasive Hepatectomy in Liver Cancer A minimally invasive approach that avoids the large open incision to perform liver resection may soon be a viable alternative, revealed a new study. READ MORE First Open Heart Surgery in UP Under Ayushman Bharat Scheme The First Open Heart Surgery Under Ayushman Bharat Project was performed on the Devendra 50, from Manipuri. READ MORE Weight-Loss Potential and Cost Matter Most to Bariatric Operation Patients Patients consider weight loss surgery on the basis of costs and how much weight they lose, finds a new study. READ MORE New Target to Treat Pain During Operation Identified New treatment could be developed for pain during surgery by identifying the potential target to prevent opioid overdose. 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 Selfie Addiction Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants 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?