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Cancer Center
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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.  


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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.  

Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation; SPK


     Long-term diabetes (either type 1 or type 2) often causes kidney failure, eventually requiring dialysis (peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis). Simultaneous Pancreatic and Kidney (SPK) transplantation can y solve the causes and results of this disease. Over 25,000 pancreas transplantations have been performed in the world and over the past 20 years. So SPK Transplantation has been validated, which can effectively treat diabetic end renal disease. Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital is the first and only medical center qualified for pancreas transplantation in central and southern Taiwan. Under the leadership of Prof. Kuo Kung-kai and Prof. Wang Sen-Ren from Division of General and Digestive Surgery, the Pancreas and Kidney Transplant Team has integrated inter-departmental resources in KMU hospital and provided patients with complete and persistent medical care.

     If only kidney without pancreas was transplanted, according to the recent study showed that about two years after transplantation, the kidney graft began to have somewhat diabetic nephropathy changes. While patents received SPK transplantation could have better control in the blood sugar, which would protect the kidney graft. SPK patients took the same type and dosage of immune-suppressant regimen as kidney transplantation alone. So patients with diabetic nephropathy, SPK transplantation is the best choice. SPK can also improve dyslipidemia, diabetic neuropathy, and early retinopathy.

Services and Advantages:

     Pancreatic transplantation can be divided into three categories: (a) Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK). (B) pancreas after kidney transplantation (Pancreas after kidney; PAK). (C) simple pancreas transplantation (Pancreas transplantation alone; PTA). SPK transplantation accounted for the most popular procedure (about 80%). SPK transplantation can solve the causes and results of diabetic nephropathy.

     They no longer require peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis, no longer need to measure daily blood glucose or insulin injection.  “Quality of life” can be greatly improved. They can eat food as their wishes and drink without water restrictions. So SPK is the best choice for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy.


  • Indication:
  • Creatinine clearance less than or equal to 20 mL/min.
  • Start date of regularly administered dialysis for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
  • Is on insulin and has a C‐peptide value less than or equal to 2 ng/mL.
  • Is on insulin and has a C‐peptide value greater than 2 ng/mL and has a body mass index less (BMI) than or equal to the maximum allowable BMI (28).
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