In Bulgaria Memorial Hospital became known for years with its high success in in vitro procedures. But the medical establishments in the group have excellent specialists in other medical fields that can be useful for people interested in diagnostics or treatment abroad. We at Medical Karaji know these specialists and we are ready to assist with information about the best doctors and clinics, depending on your health problem, as well as making a quick contact with the hospital, receiving a treatment offer and organizing the trip.
Founded in February 2000 to introduce new healthcare practices, Group Hospitals Memorial features first-class physicians and a patient-centered approach. Memorial earns trust with expert medical teams, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment, quality services and patient comforts.
Memorial is the first hospital in Turkey and the 21st in the world, accredited with the Joint Commission International Quality Certificate (JCI).
Center for Reproductive Medicine in Hospitals Memorial is a preferred destination for families from all over the world who fail to get a baby in a natural way. The most important factor for success is to accurately assess the condition of each pair, then carefully and accurately plan the most appropriate treatment based on the specific case. The memorial seeks assistance in couples where:
Each year, about 4000 couples, many of whom from abroad, are subjected to in vitro procedures at the IVF center. The main reason for the international reputation of the center lies in its high levels of success. For example, in young fertile couples, clinical pregnancy is achieved in about 65% of cases. In couples where the woman is over 40 years of age or have many previous unsuccessful attempts, the success rate is about 25%. In both cases, the results are above the world average.
For their successes in the field of reproductive medicine, Memorial Hospitals received the “Best Sterility Treatment Center for 2015” award at the Medical Travel Awards in London.
The head of the team at the In vitro Fertilization Center at Memorial is Professor Shemra Kahraman, a world-renowned doctor and president of the International Association for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGDIS). She runs a team of over 70 specialists equipped with the latest technology in this field. As a result of their work in 24 years, over 30,000 babies were born.
With the help of experienced professionals and modern technology, it is possible to achieve results in almost all cases of problem pregnancy. It is also possible for an embryo constructed of 4-8 cells to be carefully examined prior to implantation in the uterus with the methods of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to exclude the risk of genetic anomalies and conditions such as thalassemia or haemophilia.
Organ Transplantation Centers at the Memorial Health Group are the reference centers in the world for liver and kidney transplantation. Here, renal and hepatic transplants are achieved with 99% and 93.5% respectively.
Organ transplantation is a complex operation that requires modern surgical techniques and equipment. For this reason, in order to perform such operations, the hospital must meet high international standards and have experienced teams at every step of the process.
Renal transplantation is the most effective treatment in patients with chronic renal failure. Kidney transplantation saves patients with kidney failure from undergoing dialysis and significantly improves their quality of life. In fact, successful kidney transplantation saves lives. While the 5-year prognosis in kidney transplant patients is 90%, dialysis patients are about 40%. That is, kidney transplantation prolongs the lives of these patients from 2.5 to 3 times.
Despite all the efforts around the world, the number of organ transplants in brain death is not enough. Transplantations of living donors that donate organs to save the lives of a close person are therefore increasingly used. The “gold standard” in this area is the surgical removal of the kidney by the laparoscopic method, in view of the health and comfort of living donors after surgery. In this method, the removal of the kidney is through small openings made in the patient’s abdomen instead of a large surgical incision.
Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy is performed through two 0.5-1 cm holes in the patient’s abdomen, and after surgery, the kidney is removed through a 6 cm incision made in the patient’s groin. In this way, patients experience less pain compared to open nephrectomy, have shorter hospital stays, return more quickly to their normal lifestyle and work activity. In addition, this treatment minimizes the adverse side effects due to the incision in the body of the open nephrectomy.
With this surgical technique, there are almost no undesirable side effects at the operating site, such as hernia, tingling, wound infection, airborne leakage, which are more likely to be in open surgery. The same night after the surgery, donors begin to walk, drink water, and the next morning they can eat and bathe. After this surgery, patients leave the hospital the next day.
Cross-transplants are a chance for patients who have a donor but are not compatible with it. In the past, cross-transplantation was done only in couples with blood incompatibility. However, thanks to the developed technologies in our time this issue is already being considered from another point of view. The patient’s immune map can show whether or not the blood is contained in the patient’s immune map. antibodies that attack the tissues of the donor.
For example, if a woman wants to donate her kidney to her husband, but studies have shown that there are antibodies against this kidney in her blood, the chance of transplant failure is 100%. These people can also be transplanted by administering treatment with certain drugs to lower antibody levels. But if these antibodies are above the specified level, transplantation will fail again or, after a certain time, the body may still reject the kidney.
That is why the hybrid method is applied. Two compatible pairs are selected and crossed together, with blood levels of antibodies being brought to the point of guaranteed treatment. When the antibody levels become completely safe for surgery, transplantation is successful. Kidney transplants, performed by a hybrid method of compatible patients, are less immune-compromised and more successful.
Kidney failure in children is caused by severe urinary tract infections, bladder reflux, kidney stones and renal dysfunction, and biliary illness and various hereditary diseases can lead to hepatic insufficiency.
Surgical techniques of renal and hepatic transplantation in children at an early age (between 0-5 years) differ from adults. In addition, they require more precision because of the small volume of child anatomy and thinner blood vessels.
The most common cause of hepatic transplantation in children is congenital biliary disease. The first sign of this disease is difficult to heal jaundice. Even if a diagnosis is made during the first three months after giving birth and time is spent doing other surgery without liver transplantation, most of these children tend to develop cirrhosis of the liver. In addition, congenital metabolic disorders, such as jaundice, pruritus, abdominal swelling, slow growth, and development may also lead to cirrhosis.
Due to the scarcity of donated organs from carcass donors, a small part of the mother or father’s liver can be transplanted to these patients. For this purpose, the donor is selected with a suitable blood group and a detailed study is carried out on both the child and the donor. After the operation, the donor is not expected to have serious problems because the kidneys needed in the liver are in small quantities and the organ has the natural property to regenerate.