Our Organ Transplant Centers provide services with kidney, liver and pancreas transplants for adult and pediatric patients with high patient and organ survival, with technological infrastructure and experienced staff.
Living/cadaver donor kidney transplants, living/cadaver donor liver transplants and cadaver donor pancreas transplants are successfully performed in all age groups.
Experienced organ transplant surgeons, adult and pediatric nephrologists, adult and pediatric gastroenterologists and organ transplant coordinators work in our centers. In addition, adult and pediatric patients are provided with separate intensive care services after surgery and when needed. All advanced procedures needed after transplantation, especially EUS, ERCP in the gastroenterology clinic and interventional procedures in the 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 will function for a long time. For this purpose, follow-up and lifestyle changes are important after surgery. In this process where the chance of life is regained, close close follow-up is required for 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 commonly transplanted organs and tissues.
Who receives organ transplantation?
Some of the organs used in transplant surgeries are obtained from living individuals (usually relatives up to the 4th degree) or deceased persons (cadavers). For example, the intact cornea and kidneys of a person who is brain dead due to head trauma can be removed and transplanted to blind people or chronic kidney patients on dialysis. The healthy liver of a cadaver can also be transplanted to patients who need a transplant due to liver cirrhosis or acute liver failure.
Who gets transplanted?
A healthy and quality life for patients with end-stage heart, liver and kidney failure is only possible with organ transplantation. There is no numerical limitation on age. What is important is the person's general health condition and whether he or she has a chronic health problem. If this condition is met, organs of donated people of all age groups can be used. When the patient arrives at the transplant center, he is subjected to a detailed examination. The issue of transplantation is discussed in the organ transplantation council with multidisciplinary participation and it is decided whether the transplantation will be performed or not. Contrary to popular belief, 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 patients with living donors, tissue incompatibility has no effect on the transplant decision. Again, in cases where transplantation cannot be performed due to blood group incompatibility or incompatibility of immunological tests, although some patients have donors, this problem can be eliminated by cross-transplantation (matching with another couple whose blood group is compatible).
Is organ transplantation a good treatment method?
Organ transplantation is a miraculous treatment. Patients' life expectancy increases, their quality of life increases, and they hold on to life again.