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April 16, 2012

Taiwan hospital performs laparoscopic liver transplant surgery

The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, has become the first health care facility in the country to use the laparoscopy technique to perform a liver transplant.

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The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, has become the first health care facility in the country to use the laparoscopy technique to perform a liver transplant.

The surgery, performed in March 2012, left the donor and the patient with a minimum post-operative pain and infection, according to hospital officials.

The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital general surgery director Chen Kuo-hsin was reported by Taipei Times as saying that the donor of the liver was left with an incision roughly a quarter of the size needed during conventional surgery.

The part of the liver tissue received from the donor was transplanted by conventional method into a 55-year-old patient who had a liver tumour and Hepatitis B.

According to Kuo-hsin, the use of the surgical technique to remove liver tissue from a live donor during a transplant was not only a first in Taiwan, but remains uncommon throughout the world.

Laparoscopic surgery’s main advantages are that it limits post-operative pain felt by patients and reduces the odds of infection after surgery because of the small incision made, Chen added.

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