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Cancer Center
under construction.
 
 
 
Cardiovascular Center

Cardiovascular Center of KMUH has an average of 1400 cardiac catheterization procedures per year. Providing high-quality critical care is one of our important missions. Therefore, for patients with acute myocardial infarction, we offer 24-hour emergency angioplasty services. More about our Cardiovascular Center and its Featured Items

Health Examination Center

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NeuroMedical Center

Established in August 2001, the mission of our NeuroMedical Center is to foster and deliver excellence in diagnosis,......(more)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

The department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, with a strong belief to pursue the most advanced medical technology and a dedication to providing patients with safe and reliable medical care, offers a full spectrum of women’s health services. Check out more information about Reproductive Medicine.  

Ophthalmology

under construction

Orthopedics

In order to improve the quality and efficiency of medical care, the department of orthopedics is divided into three sections, acult pediatric & spinal orthopedics. Our surgical team is capable to perform many international standard operations involving all orthopedic fields, such as instrumental correction of spinal deformities, total microsurgery including digital and major limb replacement, ligament reconstruction and arthroplasty, bone lengthening and all kinds of fractures management. 
Check out Featured Items of our orthopedic surgery.  

Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

Consisting of 6 sub-specialties, our Department of Plastic Surgery includes general plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery center, hand and microsurgery, burn center, aesthetic center and hyperbaric oxgen therapy center. In average, over 3500 cases are performed in each year and the department has been certified by Symbol of National Quality (SNQ) for several times. Check out Featured Items and more about Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery.  

To build a world-class composite tissue allotransplantation team

 

Under the leadership of the director of KMUH Department of Surgery, Professor Yur-Ren Kuo and with the support of the hospital, the KMUH hand transplant team is the only government-approved hand transplant team in Southern Taiwan. The hand transplant team is built upon multi-specialty integration and collaboration, involving experts in plastic surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation, nephrology, infectious disease, psychiatry, pathology, anesthesiology, radiology, laboratory testing, etc.

Having undergone countless simulation surgeries and incessant preparation, after a comprehensive evaluation of patient condition, the KMUH hand transplant team completed the first hand allograft transplantation in Taiwan on 11/30/2016, which was also the first near-elbow-level hand allograft transplant in all of East Asia. The recipient is currently faring well with continuous progress and improvement in functional status, as well as total independence in daily activities. Our team was certified by the International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society (IHCTAS). As one of the few medical centers with such a surgical capability in Asia, KMUH boasts many clinical accomplishments and publications of basic science research in renowned international medical journals.

 

After a complete series of detailed evaluation and exams, a patient of traumatic upper limb injury or congenital upper limb defect is placed on the waitlist. The patient then receives a ten-hour long hand transplant microsurgery (including bone, tendon, neurovascular and skin anastomoses) with a matching donor. Despite gradual decrease in the dosage of the multiple posteropative immunosuppressants prescribed, the immunosuppressants are to be long-term taken throughout the recipient’s lifetime. In addition, the recipient must receive routine blood tests for the serum level of the immunosuppressants and skin biopsies so as to constantly assess for any sign and degree of rejection. In spite of the risk of postoperative complications such as acute or chronic rejection, the KMUH hand transplant team is well-equipped and trained to treat and manage patients' condition.

 

Arm defect as a result of traumatic injury or congenital disease

  • Failure in traditional reconstructive microsurgery or post-reconstruction aesthetic and functional complications
  • Between the age of 20 to 55.
  • No severe blood-borne infectious diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C carriers.
  • No gender restriction.

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