Liver transplant is a life-saving procedure for patients with end-stage liver failure and elective patients with acute liver failure.
Liver transplants are performed successfully for children and adults in centers where the world’s best results are obtained regarding all types of transplants, carried out from both living donors and cadaveric donors in Turkey. The success rate of a liver transplant from a living donor reaches up to 80% in Turkey. As a result, Turkey as a country reached the first place between the countries that can perform living donor transplantations.
Why Turkey for liver transplantation?
Turkey, especially in the liver transplant from live donors is between the top three countries in the world. Dr.Genetrix work with hospitals with a success rate of 85-95% in liver transplantation. This rate is above world standards.
When should a liver transplant have to be done?
In acute liver failure, the liver transplant should be done as an emergency to the patient.
In chronic liver failure; patients who are in the end-stage liver failure should be given a chance to be transplanted by monitoring the patient regularly and continuously. The most important factor that increases the success rate of liver transplantation is “don’t be late’’ for the transplantation.
What are the early symptoms of liver damage?
- Nausea and Vomiting: There may be persistent nausea and accompanying vomiting
- General Weakness and Fatigue: One feels constantly tired
- Loss of Appetite: Serious and ongoing loss of appetite
- Digestive Problems: Diarrhea and indigestion problems are seen
- Urine Color Change: Dark-colored urine appears
- Jaundice: Jaundice of the skin, eyes, tongue, nails, and fingers
- Changes in Stool Color: Pale or clay-colored feces
- Changes in the Abdominal Region: There are swelling, pain, cramping
- Fluid buildup: Edema in feet and ankles
- Increased Skin Sensitivity: Itching and rash appears on the skin
What are the indications of liver transplant?
- Chronic liver failure (cirrhosis)
- Acute liver failure (viral hepatitis, drugs, fungus)
- Primary liver tumors
- Congenital disorder
Generally, liver transplantation is applied to patients who have a life expectancy of fewer than 6 months and 1 year.