Sklif (Ep19) A rare double-organ transplant operation

56-year-old Ivan is a very energetic and busy person who has no time to visit doctors. He has never even been to a hospital for a check-up. Even when he fell seriously ill, it took his wife a lot of effort to convince him to see a doctor. Unfortunately, Ivan’s condition turned out to be life-threatening, with two of his organs needing replacing. This came as a shock to his whole family. Ivan was neither a smoker nor a drinker. Yet his disease had advanced to a stage where the only viable treatment was organ transplantation.

However, his family didn’t despair and acted quickly. Ivan was admitted to the famous Sklif hospital. His best chance for this rare and complicated double organ transplant surgery is right here. The surgery will be performed in two stages by one of the best transplant specialists in Russia, Dr Anzor Khubutia, and his team.

Sklif, a new series on RTD, provides an exclusive look inside the famous Sklifosovsky Institute. It's known to every Muscovite, and many Russians too. With the best equipment and medical specialists in the country, it represents the pinnacle of emergency medicine. The hospital's Emergency Intensive Care Unit is the clinic's busiest unit, with doctors and nurses tending to those whose lives are hanging by a thread. 

Watch the film in Russian.