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Turkey Leads The West

Western medical tourism is taking off, and Turkey is leading the charge! With 51 JCI accredited hospitals, it is leading the European medical tourism industry as of December 2013.

Liver Transplantation

Liver performs a range of functions in the body and is a vital organ. A transplant of the liver becomes essential when it fails due to various reasons.

Causes of liver failure:

  • Chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (destruction of bile ducts due to malfunctioning immune system).
  • Sclerosing cholangitis (damaged bile ducts).
  • Biliary atresia (biliary duct malformation).
  • Alcoholism.
  • Wilson's disease (an inherited disease that damages liver).
  • Hemochromatosis (liver damage due to excess iron).
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
  • Liver cancer.

    This transplant can be done through a living or a deceased donor but the body size and blood type of the donor and the recipient have to match.

    Organ rejection and infection are the two potential complications and are treated with life-long drugs.


    • Length
      • Benefits
        • Who is an ideal candidate
          • Who is not an ideal candidate?
            • Recovery
              • Planning your surgery
                • Preparing your surgery
                  • Anesthasia
                    • Risks / Complications / Side effects
                      • After your surgery

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                        Hospital Vila da Serra

                        Minas Gerais, Brazil


                        Languages: English, Portuguese

                        Hospital Vila da Serra offers the most wanted high complexity medical procedures for you and your family. THE SPECIALTIES are among the best known performed in modern medicine. 

                        Ou...

                        Taiwan Adventist Hospital

                        Taipei, Taiwan


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English

                        “Taiwan Adventist Hospital is Your Best Health Option!”

                        In order to offer all-round physical and mental health service, apart from continuing to improve our...

                        National Taiwan University Hospital

                        Taipei, Taiwan


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Chinese

                        The patients who have experienced our service are all satisfied with the medical quality, price and efficiency.

                        In 2010, National Taiwan University Hospital has been accredited by Joint...

                        Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

                        Kanagawa, Japan


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Japanese

                        Shonan Kamakura General Hospital was newly built and moved to Okamoto, Kamakura City on September 2010. It has two-and-a-half-times more floor space than the crowded former hospital, and is a base-iso...

                        Burjeel hospital

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Arabic

                        The art of healing: A new standard in healthcare...

                        It is not just about the cure. It is not only about the equipment. It is not merely about the facilities. At Burjeel Hospital, we are...
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