Liver transplant: best clinics abroad

Liver transplantation is a chance to save a life for patients with end-stage liver disease. During this surgery unproperly working liver is replaced with a well-functioning one from the donor.

There are two types of liver transplantation:

  • Liver Transplantation from a living donor;
  • Liver Transplantation from a deceased donor.

During Living Donor Liver Transplantation doctor takes only a small piece of the liver from the alive person. This type of surgery has made the transplant procedure more accessible, especially in clinics abroad.

If you have a suitable donor and want to have liver transplantation in foreign countries, please leave a request and our medical coordinator will contact you as soon as possible.

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Barbaros Kinoglu Children`s cardiosurgery
Yıldırım Ahmet Bayazit Oncology Otorhinolaryngology
Mehmet Murat Inal Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology
Adem Dervisoglu Oncology Surgery
Latif Kupelioglu Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology
Diagnostic Price
PET CT $800 - $1200
Blood test (general, biochemical, hormonal)
Holter monitoring $500
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Naci Karacaoglan Plastic Surgery Aesthetic medicine and cosmetology
Erol Akgul Neurosurgery
Asuman Mersin Kökrek Neurology Orthopedics Endocrinology
Bunyamin Kaplan Oncology
Mustafa Ozdemir Dermatology Oncology
Selami Albayrak Oncology Urology
Diagnostic Price
PET CT $700 - $800
MRI $500 - $700
Colonoscopy $400
Mammography $150 - $250
Capsule Endoscopy $800 - $1000
Biopsy $2000
Neurosurgeon consultation $120 - $150
Urologist's consultation $120 - $150
Operation Price
Mastectomy $7000 - $10000
Rhinoplasty (nose job) $3500
Liposuction $2500 - $4000
Kidney transplant $25000 - $26000
Liver transplant $83000
Chemotherapy $600 - $1500
Thyroid resection $8000
Discectomy $5000 - $10000
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Arne-Joern Lemke Oncology
Klaus Luque Ophthalmology
Dieter Hammel Heart Surgery
Mustafa Aydogdu Oncology
Carsten Michael Oberhoff Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology
Alessandro Marra Oncology
Diagnostic Price
PET CT €2200 - €2600
MRI €1500 - €1700
Blood test (general, biochemical, hormonal) €300 - €600
Colonoscopy €350 - €500
Mammography €200 - €250
ECG €70 - €100
Capsule Endoscopy €3000 - €3710
Ultrasound €120 - €220
Operation Price
Stenting (1 stent) €5200 - €7600
Heart valve replacement €17000 - €36200
Mastectomy €10000 - €11200
Rhinoplasty (nose job) €4700 - €5100
Liposuction €3300 - €4000
Abdominoplasty €2700 - €3300
Kidney transplant €31000 - €45000
Chemotherapy €2500 - €3500

Who needs liver transplantation

The most common reasons for liver transplantation due to the end-stage liver disease include:

  • alcoholic liver disease;
  • hepatitis C virus;
  • idiopathic (when the cause of liver damage is unknown) liver disease; 
  • primary biliary cirrhosis (scarring of liver tissue due to biliary tract disease);
  • autoimmune liver disease, caused by one`s immune hyperactivation;
  • hepatitis B virus;
  • cancer.

Biliary atresia is a common cause of liver transplantation in children.In this condition, the tubes (ducts) that transfer bile from the liver to the gallbladder are scarred and blocked.

Who can`t undergo liver transplantation

Due to improvements in surgery techniques, contraindications for liver transplants are getting less. Nevertheless, some of them still exist.

  1. Serious cardiac or pulmonary disease.
  2. Active alcohol or drug use.
  3. Some types of liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma or perihilar cholangiocarcinoma with metastasis, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
  4. An anatomic abnormality that makes liver transplantation impossible.
  5. Untreated life-threatening conditions such as septic shock or sepsis.
  6. Cancer outside the liver, unless the patient is in remission for more than two years and has a low risk for recurrence.
  7. Hemangiosarcoma.
  8. Fulminant hepatic failure that leads to sustained intracranial pressure elevation (ICP) above 50 mmHg.
  9. Lack of psychosocial support and severe psychological disease.
  10. Severe blood pressure elevation in pulmonary arteries (pulmonary hypertension).
  11. MELD score of less than 15. The Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD score) helps to predict survival among patients with cirrhosis (liver scarring) if liver transplantation is performed.

Leave a request and our medical coordinator will help you to understand your real chances to get a new healthy liver abroad.

Where can I get a liver transplant abroad

Several medical centers in Turkey, Israel, Germany, South Korea, and Austria offer liver transplants for non-residents patients. You can see a list by clicking on the country links on the right panel. There you can also find information regarding prices, types of interventions, medical stuff, and read patient reviews about each of the clinics.

To get additional data about liver transplants in foreign clinics, please contact our medical coordinator. A free consultation will help to predict your chances to get a liver transplant abroad and get answers regarding the process and expenses.

Advantages of liver transplantation abroad

Legal validity of the intervention

Many people are looking for liver transplants in non-residential countries due to the lack of legal basis for a procedure in their motherland. Sometimes this could lead you to illegal clinics. In such cases, you can make your health condition even worse and be infected or get an inappropriate liver graft which will be rejected shortly.

Make sure that you cooperate only with legal clinics or leave this job for specialists. Our team will help you to get a high-quality liver transplant with a low-risk complication level.

High success rate

All medical centers we cooperate with are characterized by the high efficiency of liver transplants. For example, the success rate of liver transplantation in Medical Park Hospitals Group (Turkey) has already been 88% in 2017.

Modern equipment and compliance with guidelines & standards of the International Transplantation Society.

Foreign clinics that specialize in liver transplants use high-precision diagnostic and treatment tools. This allows to decrease the risk of complications and makes the recovery period shorter.

Аttractive price

Another important reason for liver transplants abroad is the high cost of the procedure in the home country. Liver transplantation abroad may be cheaper even if expenses for transplantation in the country of residence are partly covered by insurance. For example, a liver transplant in Turkey will cost you 1.5-2 times cheaper than in the US or Germany.  Many patients choose this country for the transplant precisely because of the price.

What to expect


The pre-liver transplantation evaluation includes:

  • a detailed, comprehensive history of the disease;
  • physical examination;
  • laboratory tests - blood and urine tests;
  • imaging studies - liver ultrasonography.

All these tests help your health care provider to evaluate your health status and to predict and prevent possible complications.

During surgery

Surgeon actions during transplantation depend on the type of surgery. Clinics abroad usually perform Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT). It is more complicated and requires careful dissection. A living donor graft is partial, unlike the whole graft from a deceased donor. A living donor graft has a noticeably smaller artery, vein, and bile duct, which needs to be connected with recipient vessels and ducts.

The surgeon will make anastomosis (connection) in the following order:

  1. Hepatic vein, which needs to be long enough.
  2. Portal vein.
  3. The hepatic artery, which is difficult to connect due to many short tributaries. 
  4. Bile duct.


Recovery time after liver transplantation depends on the severity of your disease. Usually, it takes six months or more for full healing. You will be able to return to your usual activities and work a couple of months after surgery.

It's crucial to take specific drugs called immunosuppressive medicines to prevent your new liver from rejection. They weaken your immune system’s response and help the liver graft to heal properly.

What could go wrong

There are some risks of a liver transplant.

Graft rejection

In some cases, the patient's immune system could consider a new liver like something alien and dangerous. It attacks a new liver and prevents the graft from healing and proper functioning.

Vascular thrombosis

During transplantation blood clots (thrombi) may form in any vessel of your body. They obstruct blood flow and cause tissue ischemia (oxygen restriction or reduction) and damage.

Biliary leak or stricture (obstruction of bile flow due to scarring)

Bile is crucial for proper digestion. It is produced by the liver and collected and stored in bile ducts and gallbladder. Bile itself is quite an aggressive substant. When bile contacts directly with healthy cells because of duct injury or stricture it can cause cell damage.


Air and things around us contain thousands of microorganisms. There is always a risk that some of them could get into one's body during surgery and cause infection.


There is a chance that cancer could develop in liver graft. This explained by is numerous risk factors that elevate the risk of malignancy, including: 

  • immunosuppression drugs use;
  • viral infections;
  • alcohol consumption; 
  • smoking; 
  • elder age. 

More common cancers among liver transplantation recipients are skin, cervical, vulvar, and anal cancer, as well as lymphoproliferative disease.

Adverse effects of immunosuppressant drugs

Immunosuppressant medicine after liver transplantation is a must. You have to take them for the rest of your life to prevent graft rejection. Like any other drugs, they have side effects such as an increased risk of infections and kidney problems.

How can I get and what is the price of liver transplantation in clinics abroad

Expenses for liver transplantation depend on multiple factors. These include:

  • the severity of undergoing disease;
  • comorbidities;
  • your age;
  • preferable country for transplantation.

Leave a request and our medical coordinator will accompany you on your way to the healthy liver.

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Remzi Emiroğlu Transplantology
Aziz Yazar Oncology
Mete Göngüren Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology
Diagnostic Price
MRI $580 - $1100
Ultrasound $300
Specialist consultation $100 - $200
Blood test for tumor markers $300 - $3500
Consultation of oncologist $150 - $200
Genetic screening $750 - $1750
Dopplerography $500
Consultation hematologist $150 - $200
Operation Price
Chemotherapy $1500 - $2500
Removal of a brain tumor $10000 - $12000
Brachytherapy $10000
Prostatectomy $11600 - $18000
IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) $3700 - $5000
Autologous bone marrow transplantation $50000
Freezing the embryo $580
IVF artificial insemination $4500 - $6000
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Mehmet Erdogan Plastic Surgery Aesthetic medicine and cosmetology
Alpaslan Şenköylü Orthopedics
Ulas Sozener Transplantology
Fusun Tokatli Hematology Oncology Oncology
Bulent Arman Heart Surgery
Erkan Ozturk Plastic Surgery Surgery
Diagnostic Price
PET CT $1900 - $2200
MRI $500 - $700
Mammography $100 - $220
Ultrasound $300 - $370
Biopsy $900 - $1200
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (FGDS) $800 - $1200
Specialist consultation $100 - $120
Blood test for tumor markers $300 - $400
Operation Price
Heart Valve Replacement $13000 - $18000
Mastectomy $4000 - $5000
Rhinoplasty (nose job) $2500 - $2700
Liposuction $3500 - $4500
Kidney transplant $20000 - $22000
Liver transplant $40000 - $65000
Chemotherapy $900 - $1800
Stomach cancer surgery $8000 - $10000
Liver transplant


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Semra Kahraman Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mahir Mahirogullari Orthopedics
Gökhan Akdemir Neurosurgery
Serkan Keskin Oncology
Cem Devge Oncology Otorhinolaryngology
Diagnostic Price
PET CT $1000
Urologist's consultation
Specialist consultation
Operation Price
Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
Rhinoplasty (nose job)
Liver transplant $80000 - $90000
Chemotherapy $3000
Removal of a brain tumor
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Operation Price
HIFU therapy for prostate cancer $9000
CyberKnife $10000
Gamma Knife for Brain Tumors $11000
Radioiodine therapy $1500
Radiotherapy $5000 - $7000
Chemotherapy $700 - $2500
Hysterectomy with DaVinci robot $7000
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Sung Hoon Noh Oncology
Kim Sung Hun Oncology
Kim Young Tae Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology
Jinu Han Ophthalmology
Hyung Keun Lee Ophthalmology
Gong Je Seong Ophthalmology
Diagnostic Price
PET CT $1100
Blood test (general, biochemical, hormonal)
Electroencephalography - EEG $600 - $1000
Urologist's consultation
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Faran Chaim Oncology Surgery Weight Loss Surgery Endocrinology
Zohar Dotan (1) Oncology
Marat Khaikin Oncology
Yair Morad Ophthalmology
Thomas Shpitzer Oncology
Amir Kremer Cardiology Heart Surgery
Diagnostic Price
PET CT $1660
Blood test (general, biochemical, hormonal)
Mammography $360 - $560
Capsule Endoscopy
Operation Price
Mastectomy $13000
Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
Rhinoplasty (nose job)
Liver transplant
Chemotherapy $620
Thyroid resection $18000
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Feldman Zeev Pediatric neurosurgery
Benjamin Dekel Pediatric oncology
Gidi Rechavi Pediatric oncology
Arnon Nagler Hematology Oncology
Pery Tamar Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology
Alon Scop Oncology
Diagnostic Price
PET CT $1900
Cystoscopy $500
Capsule Endoscopy
Operation Price
Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
Rhinoplasty (nose job)
Thyroid resection $10600 - $15000
Discectomy $12000 - $18000
Removal of a brain tumor