King’s College Hospital London has achieved a significant medical milestone by performing the first successful liver transplantation in Dubai. The surgery was carried out on a 38-year-old woman who was battling liver failure due to a rare condition called autoimmune hepatitis. This groundbreaking achievement not only marks a triumph over a severe liver condition but also establishes Dubai’s ability to offer critical medical interventions previously unavailable in the local healthcare landscape.
King’s College Hospital London is currently the only licensed facility for liver transplantation by the Dubai Healthcare Authority. With a team of experienced doctors who have performed over 1500 liver transplantations, the hospital is at the forefront of liver care in the UAE and beyond. The patient in this case had already developed liver cirrhosis, leading to liver failure. Recognizing the severity of her condition, the medical team deemed a liver transplant as the most viable solution.
This successful liver transplantation not only signals hope for individuals grappling with severe liver conditions in the UAE but also highlights the region’s growing demand for organ donation and transplantation services. The liver transplantation services at King’s College Hospital London were established in line with the objectives of the Hayat Organ Donation program. The hospital, with its advanced medical care and connection to King’s College London, holds the potential to enhance patient care and drive advancements in medicine.