IRCCS ISMETT For Children
Pediatric liver, kidney, and lung transplant services are also performed at IRCCS ISMETT in Palermo, Italy. An abdominal surgery program is available to patients who do not require a transplant but suffer severe abdominal diseases.
The highly specialized Meso-Rex bypass surgery to treat portal hypertension in children, is the only real physiological treatment for this type of condition. The technique, performed in very few centers, was invented in 1992 by Prof. Jean de Ville de Goyet, Director of the Pediatric Abdominal Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit at ISMETT.
A Child-Friendly Setting
UPMC Children’s 10-acre campus inspires transformation and healing. The state-of-the-art facility was designed with input from physicians, nurses, and families to ensure that patients receive care in a comfortable setting. The hospital includes one of the largest family resources centers of any pediatric hospital in the world.