Danang Hospital to launch liver transplant service in 2020

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Surgeons at Danang general Hospital will perform the first liver transplant operation in 2020 after studying the procedure under the guidance of Japanese experts, heard representatives at a signing ceremony on September 19.

The hospital on September 19 signed a memorandum of understanding with Team Medical Round’s, under the Vietnam-Japan Medical Association, on sharing advanced medical techniques for organ transplantation, which will be conducted frequently at the hospital when the organ transplant centre is put into service.

Le Duc Nhan, director of the hospital, said that Danang Hospital has successfully performed 20 kidney transplant operations to date on patients suffering from chronic kidney failure.

The first liver transplant in Vietnam was conducted in 2004 at Hanoi-based Military Hospital 103 with the support of Japanese experts—particularly Professor Masatoshi Makuuchi, a living legend in the surgical field. The technique is being applied and developed at major hospitals in Hanoi and HCM City.

Nhan stressed that organ transplantation is the only solution and last hope for patients whose organs, including their liver, kidney and heart, are damaged and cannot function. Organ transplantation is one of the top 10 human achievements of the 20th century.



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