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A successful kidney and liver transplant was performed at Akdeniz University Hospital using a perfusion device.

Antalya within the scope of Scientific Research Projects (BAP) of the University, a kidney and liver perfusion device was obtained, which allows donated organs to continue to work as in the human body and heal diseased organs.

Head of the hospital and director of the Organ Transplant Center Professor Doctor, from organs donated in different Turkish cities and brought to Antalya with these devices, the liver was transplanted to UU (51) and the kidney to NN, 29.

Akdeniz University Rector Professor Doctor, at a press conference held in the conference hall of the hospital, with the permission of the Turkish Ministry of Health, said that they purchased devices that will make an important breakthrough in the field of health within the scope of BAP in Turkey.

Prof. Dr. also stated that they performed the transplant for the first time with a perfusion device used in organ transplantation in America and Europe.

After removal from the body, kidney 24, liver 12 hours can be kept emphasizing , Prof. Dr. said;

“The longer this period, the more difficult it was for the organs to function after viability and transplantation. After the Organ is removed, it becomes unusable when it waits too long or is diseased. This is the first time we have used this device in Turkey. This device, which can make all donated organs available, circulates as if they have a heartbeat, are inside the body. It helps the fatty organs heal. We’re putting the removed organs in the device. It both keeps him alive and helps him recover if he has an illness. It’s a really exciting work. By using blood, it allows the liver to stay out of the body for 12 hours, up to 16 hours, as if the liver had never left the body, as if the heart was directing it.”

The Turkish Professor Doctor, who explained that 20 percent of donated organs cannot be used, said that thanks to the device, this will increase to 90 percent, which means hope for dozens of Turkish and Foreigner patients.

Prof. Dr. stated that it is advantageous to use the organs of elderly Turkish people in a healthier way, and that they will also present the surgery at the upcoming International Scientific Congresses.

The liver transplant in Antalya the Mediterranean region was performed by the grape, “So thanks to the donated organ, he was restored to health in Antalya city, the healing process is fast,” he said.

He said that he was connected to life again by a phone that rang suddenly one night.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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