Liver and pancreas surgery and living liver transplants in Egypt

Hepatitis C is a big problem in Egypt. 12 million egyptians are infected. This caused an alarming number of liver cirrhosis. A liver transplant is usually the patients’ only chance this case.

Since 2008, Prof. Schmidt is performing liver transplants at the National Liver Institute in Menofiya (close to Cairo) for free. His own repertoire was improved by the project. An effective technique of cutting through damaged liver tissue could be transferred to Germany and now Switzerland.

The Al Araby Hospital will open its doors shortly in the Nile Delta. Prof. Schmidt has visited the clinic with egyptian partners. In the future, complex oncological cases will be treated here with the help of the Hirslanden hospitals in Zurich.