Liver Transplant Surgery

Liver transplantation, or liver transplantation, can be performed from a cadaver or from a living donor. Most liver transplants are done due to cirrhosis. When the liver transplant is performed with a successful operation at the right time, the success rate is quite high. Liver transplant, patients whose liver is not functioning sufficiently and who need an organ transplant; It is the transplant of a liver taken from a cadaver or from a living donor who has a brain death. Liver transplantation, which is a life-saving treatment in end-stage liver failure or in cases of acute liver failure, is performed by general surgery units. In addition to chronic liver failure and cirrhosis, the most common cause of this condition, liver transplantation may also be needed to treat some inherited and metabolic diseases. To perform the operation, the patient’s poorly functioning liver must be completely removed. The part of the liver (right or left lobe) suitable for the patient’s weight is taken from the donor and transplanted. Since the liver can regenerate in transplants from a living donor, the donor has no failure after the liver transplant. It is one of the most complicated and tiring types of operations among the operations performed by general surgery units. For this reason, it should be performed in fully equipped hospitals by a transplant team specializing in this topic. Liver transplant, which is not just an operation; It involves a delicate process that may require various treatments and meticulous measures before and after the transplant and in which follow-up is also very important