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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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