As a surgeon he has performed nearly 6.000 operations, he focused on organ transplantation for the last 15 years. Besides kidney operations which constitutes the majority of this practice, he also reached above 1.000 liver and pancreatic transplants. In addition to adults, he also works with Pediatric cases that constitutes around 15% of all kidney operations.
Among regular cases, his practice also includes
- cross-over transplantation,
- desensitization in immunologic risk (high PRA) patients,
- transplant from oldest donor
- dual transplant from marginal donor
- low weight child receiver
- En-Block transplant from pediatric cadaver
After the blood and LCM tests, candidates receive a psychiatric consultation in his center. Assuring these prerequisite criteria, receiver and donor are examined by both the surgeon and Nephrologist.
Prof. Ayhan Dinçkan underlines that thanks to new generation pharmaceuticals, today their experience and knowhow lets them treat patients that have “positive cross match”. Compatible blood type is more critical than HLA incompatibility but even for incompatible blood type there are solutions.
Prof. Dinkan prefers Cross-over Transplant as the first choice at which 2 pairs of donor-receiver go through surgery by cross donating their organs. His team has also the capability to perform ABO Incompatible Transplantation in case the level of antibody of patient against the donor kidney’s blood type is treatable, but since ABO transplant has significantly higher risk of rejection, he addresses this method as a secondary alternative.
Prof. Dinçkan highlights Turkey as one of the best destinations for Kidney Transplant addressing quality and cost: “Organ Transplant Centers in Turkey have very high medical quality and very successful surgical results. We are number 2 of the World in liver transplant and among the leading countries in kidney transplants”. Referring the cost of treatment of kidney transplant, he states the treatment it is almost 4 times less costly when compared to other developed countries is kidney transplant is in our country. “