Our Organ Transplant Centers, with their technological infrastructure and experienced staff, provide services for kidney, liver and pancreas transplants in adult and pediatric patients with high organ survival.
Live/cadaver donor kidney transplantation, living/cadaver donor liver transplantation and cadaver donor pancreas transplantation are successfully performed in all age groups.
Experienced organ transplant surgeons, adult and pediatric nephrologists, adult and pediatric gastroenterology specialists and organ transplant coordinators work in our centers. In addition, adult and pediatric patients are served in separate intensive care conditions after surgery and when needed.
All advanced procedures needed after transplantation, especially interventional procedures in the Gastroenterology clinic, EUS, ERCP, and radiology clinic are performed by experienced physicians.
The best treatment for end-stage organ failure is organ transplantation. The most important expectation for transplanted patients is that the transplanted organs function for a long time. For this purpose, follow-up and lifestyle changes after surgery are important.
In this process, where there is a chance to live again, a close follow-up is required for the early diagnosis of problems that may occur, especially the effects of the drugs used.
Which organs and tissues are transplanted?
Today, kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, small intestine, bone marrow, cornea and bone are the most transplanted organs and tissues.
Who is the organ transplant from?
Some of the organs used in transplant operations are provided from living (usually relatives up to the 4th degree) or deceased persons (cadavers). For example, the intact cornea and kidneys of a person with brain death due to head trauma can be removed and transplanted to blind people or chronic kidney patients undergoing dialysis. A cadaver’s healthy liver can also be transplanted into patients with liver cirrhosis or acute liver failure who need a transplant.
Who is transplanted to?
A healthy and quality life in patients with end-stage heart, liver and kidney failure is only possible with organ transplantation. There is no limitation on age numerically. What is important is the general health status of the person and whether he has a chronic health problem. If this condition is met, the organs of the donated person in each age group are used. When the patient comes to the transplant center, he is taken for a detailed examination. The issue of transplantation is discussed in the organ transplantation council with multidisciplinary participation and it is decided whether to transplant or not. Contrary to what is known, the number of patients who are not suitable for transplantation is very small. Diabetics and patients with hepatitis B and C (jaundice) can also have a kidney transplant. In living donor patients, tissue incompatibility has no effect on the transplant decision. Again, although some patients have donors, in cases where transplantation cannot be performed due to incompatibility of blood group or immunological tests, this problem can be eliminated with the method of cross transplantation (matching with another couple with a suitable blood group).
Is organ transplantation a good treatment method?
Organ transplantation is a miraculous cure. Patients’ life expectancy is prolonged, their quality of life increases and they cling to life again.
If you may want to consider organ transplantation, contact us to learn about our safer and effective surgical options. Turkey is among the top 10 medical tourism destinations in the world. Our patients receive advanced treatment with cutting-edge technology from high qualified medical staff. Patients generally save 50% to 70% in healthcare cost compared to the cost of similar services in Europe and United States.