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İnönü University Turgut Özal Medical Centre Leads in Organ Transplant

Written by TR Dergisi

Many surgeries are performed, including liver, kidney, bone marrow and corneal transplants in İnönü University Turgut Özal University School of Medicine, that has made Turkey known worldwide with its achievements in organ transplant.

One of the rooted Turkish universities, İnönü University is a prominent institution in the field of medicine with 16 successful faculties within its structure. İnönü University Turgut Özal Medical Centre, that has made its mark with its achievements in both national and international arena, entered into service in 1996. The Medical Centre where countless successful treatments have been performed since its establishment, gives hope to patients with organ transplants. Turgut Özal Medical Centre, one of the three hospitals in the world where liver transplant can be performed, also performs kidney, small and large intestinal transplant operations in its hospital with a modern infrastructure. In addition, bone marrow transplant is performed in the haematology department and corneal transplant in ophthalmology department.


İnönü University leads the way in liver transplant. Liver Transplant Hospital is the first and only institution in the world to specialize on transplant of a single organ. The most difficult organ transplant surgery is liver transplant, and İnönü University leads in Europe and America with regard to the frequency of surgeries. With the surgical technique developed by Prof. Dr. Sezai Yılmaz,  transplants can be performed on patients who have not been eligible till now. The Liver Transplant Hospital is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world among transplant centre where highest number of live transplants are performed. At the same time, professors from leading centres in organ transplant, such as Yale University, come to the centre as visiting professors, and implement what they learn here in their respective centres.



İnönü University Turgut Özal Medical Centre Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Hakan Parlakpınar

“We are a hospital with international reputation in various fields. One of these fields is undoubtedly liver transplant, and we have achieved it thanks to selfless and ceaseless efforts of our transplant team. In addition, our hospital continues to work on the variety of organ transplants, and we have achievements also in this field. Maybe these are not as well-known as liver transplants however we perform kidney, bone marrow, small intestinal, and corneal transplants, and soon we will start performing pancreas transplants. We are in fact an organ transplant centre. Our work in this field is followed internationally, and we have international patients.”

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