This is a large, comprehensive provincial 3A hospital and medical center in Guangxi Province. Its main campus (excluding the branch) has 3,742 staff, including 545 with senior titles and 745 with PhDs and master’s degrees. The hospital has 1,896 open beds.926
The hospital’s website states that its techniques for various types of organ transplants have matured. It has conducted heart, liver, kidney, corneal and other types of transplants since the early 1990s. The cardiothoracic surgery department’s continuous beating heart direct observation technique is advanced both domestically and internationally. The hepatobiliary surgery department has conducted liver transplants since the beginning of 2000; its capabilities have since matured. The urology department has conducted allogeneic kidney transplants since 1991. Transplantation has become a main treatment option for end-stage kidney diseases at this hospital, whose capabilities are advanced both domestically and internationally. Its ophthalmology department had performed hundreds of corneal transplants by 1992.927
Lin Hui, director of the cardiothoracic surgery department and executive vice president of the hospital, began to conduct heart transplants in 2001. He, Pan Yuchen from PLA No. 181 Hospital, and other experts performed experiments and clinical applications in heart transplantation. They applied a partially continuous beating technique (note: extending the heartbeat while excising the heart from the donor, in order to keep the organ fresh for a longer period of time) to orthotopic heart transplants for 34 patients. The technique is advanced internationally and received a provincial science and technology progress award in 2013. It has been applied in other hospitals, including Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Guangdong
General Hospital of Zhongshan, Dalian City Central Hospital, Liuzhou City Workers Hospital, etc.928
The center has 20 doctors, including 5 with senior titles, 5 with associate senior titles, 4 with intermediate titles, one who studied abroad, one doctoral advisor, 3 master’s advisors, 4 PhDs, and 14 with master’s degrees. It has 46 beds and 15 intensive care beds. The German Heart Center (Berlin) has established a training base at the hospital.929
Its urologic surgery department has conducted allogeneic kidney transplants since the beginning of 1990. Its success rate is at the forefront of the nation, and kidney transplantation has now become a routine procedure for the department.930
According to the website of the hepatic department, it successfully completed its first allogeneic liver transplant in 2004.931 Its director Liu Tianqi had studied at a hospital affiliated with the University of Sydney and the Australian National Liver Transplantation Unit. Liu studied under renowned hepatic and splenic surgery specialists, including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and specialists abroad.
The hospital’s ophthalmology department also carries out a large volume of corneal transplants.932