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U.S. Ambassador visits ISMETT
28/06/2018

This morning, Lewis M. Eisenberg, U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic, accompanied by Mary Ellen Countryman, U.S. Consul General in Naples, and by a delegation of the U.S. Consulate in...Leggi altro

Sicilian-Maltese agreement to provide transplants and high-specialty care for Maltese patients
13/06/2018

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Maltese and Sicilian governments to strengthen collaboration in the fields of transplantation and advanced treatments. This morning, in Palazzo d’Orleans, seat...Leggi altro

Heart failure: world experts in Palermo for an international conference sponsored by ISMETT and Ri.MED
6/06/2018

Heart failure is affecting more than 25 million people worldwide. In Italy, heart failure affects 1 million people, of whom 70 thousand in Sicily, and is the second leading cause...Leggi altro

Liver transplants after transarterial radioembolization (TARE) performed for the first time in Sicily, at ISMETT
4/06/2018

The first two liver transplants on patients with an initially advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, treated with transarterial radioembolization (TARE), were performed at IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo, Italy. These are the first...Leggi altro

Ten pediatric living donor liver transplants performed in 12 months at ISMETT
28/05/2018

ISMETT among top centers in Europe for volume of activity Ten children received a living donor liver transplant at IRCCS ISMETT over the last 12 months. This small but important...Leggi altro

ISMETT among top transplant centers in Italy for volume of activity and first in Central and Southern Italy
23/02/2018

With a total of 192 transplants performed in 2017, IRCCS-ISMETT in Palermo is among the first Italian centers for number of liver, kidney, heart and lung transplants, according to the Italian National...Leggi altro

ISMETT strengthens its pediatric abdominal surgery program: two kidney transplants already performed
7/02/2018

The Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e le Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT) strengthens its pediatric surgery and abdominal transplant program with already two young patients transplanted and discharged in...Leggi altro

Kidney transplants from donors without a heartbeat performed at ISMETT first ever performed in southern Italy
25/01/2018

IRCCS ISMETT, in Palermo, recently performed its first kidney transplants with organs procured from donors without a heartbeat. The two procedures were done last week thanks to a donation from...Leggi altro

World’s first endoscopic gastrectomy performed at IRCCS ISMETT
17/10/2017

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

Three liver transplants successfully performed at IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo
4/10/2017

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