• 25/01/2021

Saudi German Hospital Jeddah successfully performs its 12th liver transplant surgery

Saudi German Hospital Jeddah successfully performed its 12th Liver Transplant Surgery.

Saudi German Hospital Jeddah announced its 12th successful liver transplant surgery to treat a 58-year-old woman with an extremely damaged liver and an abnormally large amount of scar tissue. The patient's son, whose liver was a compatible match, donated 60 percent of his liver to his mother. The 13-hour long surgery was performed by one of the most prominent liver transplant surgeons in the Middle East and the Head of the Liver Transplant Unit at Saudi German Hospital, Jeddah, Prof. Dr. Amr Abdel-Aal.

The hospital's Liver Transplant Unit is the only medical facility of its kind in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia. It is the first and only private hospital in the Kingdom that can perform liver transplant surgeries and treat such medical conditions. The unit is equipped with world-class facilities and a highly experienced team of medical experts and professionals.

"Saudi German Hospital Jeddah is glad to report that we have successfully administered 12 liver transplants on various patients, including children that needed immediate care and relief. Our medical facilities are managed by highly skilled medical professionals and equipped with the most advanced medical equipment. We are fully committed to providing our patients with the best treatments possible and giving them a chance to lead a normal and healthy life." - Prof. Amr Abdel-Aal, Head of the Liver Transplant Unit, Saudi German Hospital, Jeddah.

The liver is a vital organ that serves many critical functions, such as the metabolism of drugs and toxins and the removal of products that affect the body's metabolism. A liver transplant surgery is performed to replace a failing or diseased liver with a normal and healthy one, where the livers of both the recipient and the donor grow back to their original sizes in a few months. This treatment option is reserved for people suffering from end-stage chronic liver disease.