HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Valencia, Spain or Virtually from your home or work.

4th Edition of Global Conference on Surgery and Anaesthesia

September 18-20, 2023 | Hybrid Event

September 18 -20, 2023 | Valencia, Spain
GCSA 2022

Konstantinos Kontzoglou

Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Speaker at Surgery Conference
Laiko Hospital, Greece
Title : Postoperative management of liver transplantation recipients in the intensive care unit


Background/Aim: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) remains the gold standard for patients with acute liver failure, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and metabolic diseases. As a result of made strides in the domains of surgical and anesthesia techniques, knowledge of immunology, and management of complications, survival rates are really elevated. Early post-operatively, all OLT patients need intensive care unit (ICU) treatment. Our purpose is to present our experience in the early postoperative complications that occurred in OLT patients admitted to ICU.
Materials and Methods: 32 patients from the Liver Transplantation Unit of Laiko General Hospital of Athens, during the period 2006-2009.
Results: The complications included surgical complications, infections, primary graft dysfunction, neurological complications, graft rejection, gastrointestinal complications, kidney complications, and cardiovascular events. Conclusions: Due to complications ICU management is very important. However, infectious complications remain the main cause of mortality.


Konstantinos Kontzoglou has completed his PhD from Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is a Professor of Surgery in Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is a Surgeon in Laiko General Hospital of Athens, Greece. He has published more than 100 papers (published and accepted for publication) and has been serving as an editorial board member of rapture journals. He participates with presentations in medical congresses.