ORGAN & TISSUE TRANSPLANTATION CENTERS
OUR ADVANTAGES IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
State-of-the-Art Technology and Highest Quality Service
The operating rooms and the intensive care units of the Organ Transplant Centers are equipped with the latest technology infrastructure. The full laparoscopic technique diminishes the need for intensive care for the donor. However, for liver and some kidney recipients full-fledged intensive care units are of critical importance.
The donor protection program (follow-up and care of the donor after the transplantation) is one of the unique services offered by the International Hospital Transplant Center.
The Organ Transplant Centers are fully dedicated to highest of moral and ethical standards in organ donation and transplantation. It adheres to the principles of The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplantation Tourism by the Transplantation Society and the International Society of Nephrology, as well as the Consensus Statement of the Amsterdam Forum adopted by The Transplantation Society on the care of the living kidney donors. The Center also meets the standards of the Turkish Organ and Tissue Transplant Coordination System.
Infrastructure based on international standards
Specialists with international experience perform operations using high-tech methods. Such an example is the removal of kidney with a mere 5-cm incision in the groin, performed entirely by laparoscopic surgery. The advanced medical methods practiced enable donors to be discharged within 24-hours after surgery and to be able to start work within a week’s time. Recipient can be discharged from the hospital within approximately one week.
Full laparoscopic techniques used for surgery enable a minimum length of stay for donors. These techniques are used only at centers with highly experienced and expert staff and they offer many advantages over open surgeries: For example, while open surgeries involve 15-20 cm incisions, laparoscopy enables incisions only 5-cm in length. The operation is made possible by a camera inserted into the abdomen and enabling high visual control. A smaller operation area implies less post-operation pain and surgical wounds carrying less risk. The absence of large surgical scars diminishes cosmetic concerns and lowers risk of herniation, numbness, surgical site infections, and pulmonary embolisms. With the laparoscopic technique, donors are enabled to be mobilized and to start fluid intake the evening of the surgery, to start solid food intake and get discharged the following day, and to start work the next week. The recipient is discharged within approximately a week.