For Immediate Release:
Doha, Qatar 6 December 2011:
A team of surgeons at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has performed the first liver transplant in Qatar. The donor was a 48-year-old Filipino resident who died of a cerebral stroke. The recipient was a 43-year-old Egyptian who had end-stage liver disease due to Hepatitis C virus. The procedure was uneventful and the patient was discharged 10 days after his life saving surgery.
The transplant team included; three consultant surgeons: Hatem Khalaf, Mohamed Chawdhery, and Henrik Gjertsen; two consultant anesthesiologists: Mohamed Nagy Al-Masry and Riaz Ahmed; in addition to Ms. Rossini Jovero who is a senior liver transplant coordinator.
The pioneering liver transplant came a week after the inauguration of the Qatar Center for Organ Transplantation (QCOT). This great achievement is the culmination of integrated medical and administrative efforts led by Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari (HMC Managing Director), Dr Yousuf Al-Muslamani (QCOT Director), Dr Abdullah Al-Ansari (Chairman of Surgery), and Dr. Riadh Fadhil (Director of Organ Transplant Programs).
Retractors used during the procedure were supplied by Automated Medical Products Corp.(AMP). AMP established in 1974, specializes in the manufacturing of high quality Surgical Retractor Systems such as the “Stieber Rib Grip Kit” (used in this procedure). The company is located in Edison, NJ, U.S.A.
For more information on the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) please visit www.hmc.org.qa. For more information about Automated Medical Products Corp. please contact Dr. Jerry Brown or visit www.ironintern.com.
Dr. Jerry Brown
Automated Medical Products Corp.