Patients From Abroad

To Reach Our Kidney Transplantation Center From Other Countries

Densely patients come to our Florence Nightingale Hospital organ transplantation center to undergo kidney transplantation from especially Middle East, Eastern Europe and other Turkic Republics due to quality hospital facilities and advanced medical services in Turkey. People to be in the National Cadaveric Kidney Transplantation List is required to be a Turkish citizen. For this reason, patients from abroad can only undergo living-donor kidney transplantation in Turkey. Foreign patients' relatives, who will be kidney donor, must be in proximity of four degrees of kinship as specified in the organ transplantation regulations in our country. In-law kinship is also accepted according to the regulations in our country, four degrees of kinship of the spouse are also is considered to be close relatives.

In the case that patients from abroad has blood group incompliance, assessment of them in a cross transplantation list with the other couples in our center can provide an additional transplantation chance to foreign patients. Patients admitted to our center are hospitalized and evaluated quickly for kidney transplant eligibility. Specialist physician assessments, detailed tissue and cross examinations are completed. Preparation process for kidney transplantation usually lasts two - three days. In our center, operation priority is given to the guest patients from abroad. If recipient and donor are found eligible for kidney transplantation, kidney transplantation surgery is performed in the same week. Patients from abroad are followed-up in our kidney transplantation follow-up program after transplantation.

The people, who want to donate kidney to their relatives, are operated in our center via "Retroperitoneoscopy technique", which is more advanced and secure way "laparoscopic technique" widely performed in the world. The most important advantage of retroperitoneoscopic surgical technique is not entering the peritoneal membrane that surrounds the intra-abdominal organs during surgery. In laparoscopic technique; the risk of developing damage to intra-abdominal organs, bowel adhesions, and even bowel obstruction during surgery is present due to kidney removal by entering into the abdomen. In our center, kidney removal is provided via a small surgical incisions under the camera without any contact to intra-abdominal organs using retroperitoneoscopic technique, which is an advanced surgical technique with camera that avoid these negative aspect of the laparoscopic technique. In this way, the donor would be in a position to leave the hospital two - three days later by donating kidney with a safe operation.

The patients, who come to our center from abroad, are provided a safe kidney transplantation operation from their relatives and follow-up opportunity after transplantation. The couples, who have no chance of undergoing transplantation, can be given chance of undergoing transplantation through cross-kidney transplantation. Retroperitoneoscopic technique, which is performed for taking kidney from the donors, is the safest method for the donor to donate kidneys to their relatives, as the abdomen is never been entered. You can reach more detailed information for achieving the quality of our hospital and experience of our team by calling our center.

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