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

ISMETT Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit Receives SICT Accreditation

ISMETT’s Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit has received the accreditation of the Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery, (SICT - Società Italiana di Chirurgia Toracica). ISMETT is the first hospital in...Leggi altro


Today the U.S. Consul General in Naples, Mary Ellen Countryman, and Political and Economic Officer Dana Murray, visited the Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT)....Leggi altro

IRCCS ISMETT celebrates its first 20 years with expansion of facility

They have been 20 years of great success and recognition for ISMETT, which prepares to face a future of new challenges and goals with the most innovative highly specialized therapies....Leggi altro