Dr. Lee Sung Gyu

Dr. Lee Sung Gyu

Transplant Surgeon - Liver Transplant Surgeon

  Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea

  30 Years of experience


Dr. Lee Sung Gyu is one of the finest Transplant Surgeon in South Korea. He is an experienced Liver Transplant Surgeon in the South Korea. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the South Korea. The physician is currently working as a Liver Transplant Surgeon, Asan Medical Centre, South Korea. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Doctor of Medicine: Seoul National University
  • Master of Medicine: Seoul National University
  • Bachelor of Medicine: Seoul National University

qualified. Dr. Lee Sung Gyu has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Endowed chair professor in UUCM AMC
  • Chief in Asan Healthcare system
  • Chief in Organ Transplantation Center, UUCM AMC
  • Chief in Liver Center, UUCM AMC
  • Professor in Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, UUCM AMC
  • Associate Professor in Surgery, Korea University
  • Residency in Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital
  • Internship in Seoul National University Hospital

Dr. Lee Sung Gyu has more than 30 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Liver transplant
  • Transplants
  • Correlation between risk of HBV recurrence and tissue expression of cccDNA in living donor liver transplant recipients treated with high-dose hepatitis B immunoglobulin.
  • Pilot Study of the Pharmacokinetics of Tacrolimus Modified Release QD Administered to Living Donor Liver Transplantation Recipients
  • A desensitizing protocol without local graft infusion therapy and splenectomy is a safe and effective method in ABO-incompatible adult LDLT.
  • Dual living donor liver transplantation with ABO-incompatible and ABO-compatible grafts to overcome small-for-size graft and ABO blood group barrier.
  • Clinical usefulness of serum C-reactive protein in living donor liver transplantation.
Liver transplant

A liver transplant surgery is conducted to remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver donated by either a living or a deceased donor. There are a huge number of people who are listed on the waiting list for a liver transplant because the availability of donated liver is limited. This is the reason why a liver transplant is an expensive procedure and is conducted only in rare cases.

Qualifications for Liver Transplant Recipient

A healthy liver plays an important role in the human body. It plays a key role in the absorption and storage of key nutrients and medications and also helps eliminate bacteria and toxins from the blood.

However, a healthy liver may get diseased over a period of time due to many reasons. Patients with the following liver-related conditions are considered for the liver transplant procedure:

    • Acute liver failure triggered by drug-induced liver injury among other reasons
    • Chronic liver failure or end-stage liver disease due to liver cirrhosis
    • Hepatic tumour or cancer
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Chronic viral hepatitis
    • Diseases causing liver failure
      Some of the leading reasons that contribute to liver cirrhosis include the following:
    • Diseased bile ducts that carry the bile juice from the liver and small intestine to the gall bladder
    • Hemochromatosis, which is a genetic problem where the liver tends to build up iron undesirably
    • Wilson’s disease wherein the liver accumulates copper by itself
    • Biliary atresia in children, a condition wherein an infant is born without the bile ducts or has the ducts blocked or damaged
    • Liver cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, or hepatocellular carcinoma

 Liver Disease Symptoms

The patients with liver disease may experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Muscle and weight loss
  • Black stools and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Build up of fluids in the abdomen
Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Lee Sung Gyu have?
Dr. Lee Sung Gyu is specialized in South Korea and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
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How many years of experience does Dr. Lee Sung Gyu have?
Dr. Lee Sung Gyu is one of the most sought after specialists in South Korea and has over 30 Years years of experience.
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