It goes without saying that we all want to see our beloved ones lead a healthy and happy life that is free of health issues. On the other hand, it is a reality that there are many people out there who require special medical treatment. This is particularly true for the increasing number of organ failure patients awaiting treatment. The fact becomes even more devastating when it comes to children. Without exception, every parent wishes that their children enjoy a blissful childhood. Unfortunately, however, a substantial number of children are diagnosed with chronic organ failure each year. 

Koç University Hospital performs high-quality organ transplantation procedures at international standards for adult and pediatric patients alike. Quite a high number of kidney, pancreas and liver failure patients presented to our Organ Transplantation Center within the year it was launched in.  

Internationally recognized specialists change lives of end-stage organ failure patients at the organ transplantation center, where patients from all around the world receive excellent treatment and care. 

Kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation operations are performed at the Organ Transplantation Center of Koç University Hospital by a team of experienced and globally recognized surgeons. Liver and kidney transplantations are performed at the Pediatric Organ Transplantation Center by an equally experienced and competent team. 

Organ transplantation does not solely consist of the operation itself. It includes a series of complex practices requiring immense concentration in as well as integrated preoperative and postoperative care. Therefore, choosing the correct transplantation center is indeed a significant decision. A center adopting a multidisciplinary approach is of vital importance in terms of attaining successful results. After all, a high-quality laboratory, operating rooms, preoperative and postoperative care areas, intensive care unit and imaging units all constitute components of a successful outcome. The most successful outcome possible is targeted at Koç University Hospital, where cutting-edge technology and advanced surgical practices are employed.

Organ transplantation surgeries at Koç University Hospital are performed by our experienced team of surgeons in a hospital setting that is equipped with the latest equipment for high success rates. Thanks to the innovative techniques practiced at the center, both recipients and donors are able to recover from the operation easily and within a brief period of time.


  • Kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation
  • Laparoscopic or robotic nephrectomy on live donors
  • Laparoscopic hepatectomy on live donors
  • Pediatric kidney and liver transplantation (simultaneous or consecutive)
  • Crossmatched kidney transplantation
  • Crossmatched liver transplantation
  • Domino liver transplantation

For the purpose of achieving the highest success rate, our organ transplantation surgeons have combined their collective specializations in laparoscopic and robotic techniques in the field of kidney transplantation. 

Available only in few centers around the world, robotic kidney transplantation is performed by the experienced organ transplantation team of Koç University Hospital. This is an operation were the donor’s kidney is placed in the recipient’s body through a small 5 mm periumbilical incision. The rest of the procedure is performed by use of the da Vinci XI robotic surgery system. Surgeons control the robotic arm via a computer interface and conclude the kidney transplantation procedure by means of surgical instruments introduced into the abdomen through small incisions. 

Not only is robotic kidney transplantation cosmetically far superior to open surgery, but it also ensures that postoperative pain is mitigated and patients can return to their daily routines sooner.

On top of all the advantages of robotic kidney transplantation, the Organ Transplantation Center of Koç University Hospital offers the most up-to-date equipment and practices for reliable minimally invasive operations on end-stage renal failure patients.