Transplant surgery is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site on the patient’s own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient’s damaged or absent organ.
A dedicated team of certified senior transplant surgeons, organ procurement coordinators and other medical professionals are committed to providing:
- Transplant surgery for patients with irreversible organ failure
- Liver resection surgery for patients with liver tumours.
Please note that organ transplantation can only be offered to Nordic citizens due to Swedish organ donation regulations. For citizens from outside the Nordic countries, patients with a related living donor may be considered. To proceed with an application, we require a referral from the patient’s treating hospital.
Get to know the team
Professor Michael Olausson
MD, PhD, Transplant Institute
Professor Michael Olausson has always been interested in research, which is one of the main reasons why the world of medicine appeals to him to this day.
The combination of craftsmanship and intellectual stimulation has always been a passion of mine. In the field of transplantation you are constantly navigating through a landscape of many unknowns, which means you get to experience and influence development first hand.
There is no ready formula for a successful transplant surgeon. It is however vital that the surgeon is a good communicator, since patients and their families need to be aware of the benefits and risks that exist during and after a transplantation.
“Our main task is to ensure that all donated organs are used and that transplanted patients live as long as possible. Every donated organ represents a desire, either from a deceased or a living donor, and it is with great honour that we make these wishes come true,” Professor Olausson explains.
His research currently focuses on recreating arteries, blood vessels and liver tissue.
“To me this is the most fascinating progress since I first started out in research. The very thought of possibly being able to recreate whole organs with stem cells in the future is absolutely amazing, and I believe it will make an enormous difference for many patients moving forward,” Professor Olausson concludes.