Retroperitonoscopic Nephrectomy for Donors


A leading team in advanced techniques in Turkey, we provide donor safety via Retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy.

The most important issue in living-donor kidney transplantation is to prevent damage to the donor. No increased risk should be present for the person, who donated kidney, in the future life. People who want to donate kidney to their relatives undergo a detailed examination at our center and have a multidisciplinary screening by required specialists. Final decision for kidney donation is given after performing these examinations, and obtaining final decisions of experts at the Transplantation Board.

As kidney transplant team, we are very proud, because there has been no serious health complication in more than 800 kidney transplan procedures. For us, the safety of the donor is the most important issue in living-donor kidney transplantation.

In our kidney transplantation follow-up program, not only recipients but also the donors are followed with the annual examinations.

The first laparoscopic nephrectomy operation in Istanbul and the first retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy operation in Turkey were performed at our center by Prof. Baris Akin, MD. Dr. Akin was completing his Organ Transplantation residency at Ohio State University in 2003-2004, while he had his fellowship in kidney removal by using “laparoscopic” method, which is the pioneer of this technique in the world. He was the first surgeon started this technique in living-donor kidney transplantation in Istanbul after returning to Turkey.

He used “laparoscopic” method until 2009. Upon observing the possibility of development of adhesions within the abdomen in the donors underwent surgery via laparoscopic technique, he developed “Retroperitoneoscopy” technique in order to achieve kidney removal using a camera without disturbing the intra-abdominal balance. By developing this method, he has ensured that intra-abdominal organs of donors are not contacted during kidney removal, so there is no permenant damage in the gastrointestinal system. Since 2009, he has performed more than 300 transplants by using restroperitoneascopic nephrectomy. He continues his scientific works to introduce this technique in living-donor kidney transplantation around the world by presenting retroperitoneoscopic technique for kidney removal at international conferences in America and Europe as well as congresses in our country.


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