In our country, number of patients having chronic kidney failure is around 40 thousand. Only 3% of these patients receive kidney transplant. Most important reason of transplant number being so low is the insufficiency of transplant centers as well as difficulties of finding donor. As Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, Kidney Transplantation Center, we render service with our experienced physician personnel and cutting edge technology for the purpose of assisting people having difficulty in the war of life and receiving dialysis.
More than 150 transplants performed since December 2007 in Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, Kidney Transplantation Center and 98% success rate is achieved. Our center being placed in higher ranks in Turkey in the field of kidney transplantation renders service with experienced staff of 45 people comprised of 4 organ transplant surgeon, 3 mature and 1 paediatric nephrology specialist, 2 organ transplant coordinator, 2 nurses and 15 person administration and assistant employees.
Preparation process before organ transplant is completed in a short period as 3-4 days with devoted studies of all departments of hospital in our center and if the patient has no impairment for the transplant then the transplantation process is immediately materialized.
Liver has the largest internal organ of our body having more than 400 functions. Among its duties; there is synthesizing the important constituents such as cholesterol, phospholipids, coagulation factors, bile secreting, cleaning the body from numerous chemical substance and drugs, regulating the immune system and adjusting the level of blood sugar. Numerous acute and chronic diseases affecting the liver may irreversibly effect such vital functions. It is mandatory to replace the organ failing to perform its duties with liver transplant under following condition also unable to be treated with the possibilities of modern medicine with a new liver. 80-90% of success rate is achieved if the liver transplant is made on time with the advancement of medical and surgical treatments and better perceiving the liver anatomy.
Mainly liver transplant indications:
- Chronic liver disease (B and C hepatitis, in line with diseases such as alcohol and biliary cirrhosis)
- Acute liver failure (as a result of mushroom and drug poisoning)
- Non-resected liver tumour (hepatocarcinoma) and certain benign tumours
- Metabolic diseases
- Massive liver injury
- Parasitic infestations
Organ required for patients having liver transplant decision must be provided with the organs donated after brain death. In case of failing to compensate the request through deceased donation, live donor transplants are performed up to forth degree kin as in other transplants. 70% of the completely healthy liver may be received from the live donors elected among the healthy individuals. Significant complications are comprised of post-operation bleeding, vascular and biliary tract problems and infections. Consequently; patients set for liver transfer in well timing may return their lives as completely healthy following a successful surgical period.