Authorities of the High Complexity Hospital, point out that it is not the first time that this type of interventions with these characteristics are performed, practically simultaneously, which implies an important chain of provincial and institutional sanitary logistics.
The surgeries were performed on Monday 8th October, which consisted of a kidney transplantation between living-related siblings. The following day, a liver transplant was performed. This way, 8 kidney transplants and 3 liver transplants were performed so far this year.
Regarding kidney transplantation, the intervening team commented that the operation was carried out thanks to the decision of a woman who donated a kidney to her 52-year-old brother who suffered from a chronic kidney disease and has been on dialysis for 10 years, which caused a significant deterioration in his health. Both have the medical insurance PROFE.
On the other hand, the liver transplant was performed to a woman from our city who was on the waiting list and did not have medical insurance. "When the patient have not medical insurance, public health is in charge of all the pre-transplant tests, costs of the surgery and post-transplant tests for the rest of his/her life. It involves tests and medicines", the healthcare institution explained.
Once again, demonstrating the equal opportunities for all citizens.
At present, patients are recovering in the Intensive Care Unit to continue being monitored, given the time elapsed from surgeries.
It is worth mentioning that, the High Complexity Hospital is close to celebrating 15 years of institutional life, where all the goals were achieved for the purpose of providing health and welfare to all patients and in terms of organ ablations and transplants that have been performed since 2007 at the hospital. Beyond having everything necessary for the complexity that these surgical interventions mean for its realization. It is pointed out that nothing would have been possible without the solidarity of hundreds of families who have said yes to organ donation.
The Hospital Administrator of the HAC, Dr. Marcelo Prochasko commented that, “several transplant operations carried out in a short period of time requires an important logistics and operational capacity of the hospital and there are not many institutions that can achieve it, given that the team of well-trained professionals and infrastructure are required. We can carry them out continuously in this province through solid political decisions and adding 231 organ transplants at present”, he concluded.