World’s first endoscopic gastrectomy performed at IRCCS ISMETT

A submucosal tumor was radically removed from a patient with a full-thickness-technique endoscopic procedure, without resorting to traditional surgery. The procedure was carried out at IRCCS ISMETT, in Palermo. This...Leggi altro

Interventional cardiology, ISMETT plays a leading role in the national symposium

IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo will play a leading role in the joint symposium of the Interventional Cardiology Italian Society (GISE) and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI). The...Leggi altro

Three liver transplants successfully performed at IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo

Three liver transplants successfully performed at IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo using hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive donor organs with initial chronic damage. For the first time a patient not suffering from...Leggi altro

ISMETT, first pancreatic islets transplant for the more serious cases of diabetes

A transplant of pancreatic islets – clusters of endocrine cells in the pancreas that contain insulin-producing cells – was performed at IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo last week on a 52-year-old woman...Leggi altro

Milana, the first child ever to defeat Hepatitis C virus after a transplant thanks to novel antiviral therapy

For the first time ever in the world, a young child with hepatitis C has been cured of the virus following a liver transplant, thanks to new antiviral therapy. The delicate operation,...Leggi altro

Endoscopy Unit Receives SIED Accreditation

IRCCS-ISMETT’s Endoscopy Unit has received the accreditation of the Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy, (SIED - Società Italiana di Endoscopia Digestiva).  This certification is evidence of the high quality standards...Leggi altro

“The Music and ISMETT: Perfectly in Tune.”

ISMETT and the Palermo Conservatory join forces for a new health care. The collaboration, based on an agreement proposed by the president of the Palermo Conservatory V. Bellini, Gandolfo Librizzi,...Leggi altro

At ISMETT over 100 transplants in six months

2017 will likely be a record year for ISMETT, given the number of transplants already performed. In a little more than six months, the Sicilian center has performed 102 transplants,...Leggi altro

The Ri.MED Foundation enters the governance of ISMETT IRCCS.

An integrated center for research and high specialty care is born in Italy for the benefit of the patients and of the economic development of Southern Italy and of the...Leggi altro

Two Danish children undergo meso-Rex bypass surgery at ISMETT

From Denmark to Sicily to find hope Martin and Sophie are two Danish children, 11 and 9 years old, respectively. Both were suffering from a condition that causes obstruction of...Leggi altro