Transplantation Surgery Director:OGURA, Yasuhiro (Clinical Professor)

The best system accommodating the ever-growing transplantation therapy

We treat advanced liver disease mainly by liver transplantation from live and brain-dead donors. We also provide management of donors and transplantation counseling.

Medical Care System

Based on the treatment information and interviews with the patient and family, we evaluate the necessity, safety, and efficacy of transplantation therapy. In cooperation with the personnel in each field and with the support of transplant coordinators, we perform liver transplantation from live and brain-dead donors, establishing a lifelong medical car e system for donors.

Target Diseases

Liver transplantation for fulminant hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, primary biliary cirrhosis , primary sclerosing cholangitis, progressive intrahepatic cholestasis, multiple hepatic cysts, biliary atresia, Caroli's disease, congenital metabolic liver disease, Alagille syndrome, Budd-Chiari syndrome, etc.

Strong Fields

Our technique of liver transplantation therapy for adults and children is highly evaluated, and we receive many inquiries from other facilities regarding issues such as blood type incompatible transplantation. We provide a care system that takes into account mental and social aspects as well as physical aspects of living donors.

Clinical Results

Our department is a certified facility for liver transplantation from brain-dead donors (25 facilities nationwide) as well as a facility for liver transplantation from live donors, and we regularly perform liver transplantation therapy for various liver diseases. Although treatment results differ depending on the condition of the disease, recently, the one-year survival rate has been more than 90%.

Specialized Outpatient Clinic

In addition to the "postoperative outpatient clinic for liver transplant recipients," we have a "postoperative outpatient clinic for living liver donors," where we accept patients who underwent surgery at other facilities. In addition to the ordinary outpatient clinic, our depart ment has a reservation-based "outpatient clinic for transplantation counse ling" and provides counseling of about two hours for each session.

Advanced Medicine and Research

Transplantation therapy itself is advanced medicine; in addition to making efforts to improve the technical aspects of surgery, for example, we conduct research on is sues s uch as control of implant infection, post-transplant vaccination, control of post-transplant viral hepatitis, control of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma, control of fibrosis of transplanted liver, blood type incompatible transplantation, an d liver transplantation with donor specific antibody.