The Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT) is a joint public-private partnership between the Region of Sicily, through Civico and Cervello hospitals in Palermo, and UPMC, an integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, USA, and one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. The partnership has brought together resources, intellectual capital, and advanced technologies to offer state-of-the-art treatment.
Over the past decade, ISMETT has become one of the leading organ transplant centers in Europe and a major referral center for other Mediterranean countries. More than 500 transplant procedures have been performed at ISMETT with outstanding clinical results. ISMETT's one-year survival rate for liver transplant recipients is the highest in Italy. At ISMETT, transplantation is not the only solution to end-stage organ failure and associated complex diseases. Specialized procedures include .surgical, radiologic, and endoscopic techniques and medical therapies to treat severe diseases and avoid transplantation. ISMETT’s specialists work closely with UPMC’s world-renowned transplantation teams and are supported by advanced diagnostic services, offering patients the most sophisticated therapies available.