Shiraz ranks 1st in world liver transplant surgeries

Tehran, August 5, IRNA – Shiraz liver transplant surgeons are the busiest in the world as they had 500 such surgeries last year and will have over 600 liver transplant surgeries in the current Iranian year, member of Iranian High Transplant Council said on Wednesday.

Ali Malek-Hosseini said that on the average 300 liver transplant surgeries were carried in Shiraz annually in addition to 60 pancreas surgeries and other transplants, which have gained international reputation for the Shiraz surgeons.

Malek-Hosseini, who is also the head of Shiraz Medical University’s transplants department expressed delight that training specialists in the field is professionally underway in Shiraz, adding that students from Sudan, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries come to Shiraz for gaining high expertise in transplant field.

By IRNA