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Oleg Rummo about his choice of profession, Belarusian surgery and love of Belarus

Oleg Rummo is a first Belarusian surgeon who performed a liver transplantation. Thus, he take the Belarusian medicine to the next level.

Oleg Rummo, director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation:
I lived in a small town, and I spent a lot of time at the hospital where my mother was working. I didn’t have any extraordinary wishes to become an astronaut or a pilot, so when the time to chose a profession came I decide to enter the Minsk State Medical Institute.

Oleg graduated from the university with the gold medal, finished his internship and started working in Minsk Clinical Hospital No. 9. The young specialist has always wanted to master new technologies and to perform the most difficult surgery, a liver transplantation. He received a scholarship and went to the German hospital, where doctors performed a lot of complicated surgeries using modern technologies.

Oleg Rummo realized that the Belarusian surgeons lacked such experience and the equipment was relatively old in Belarus. He started to create a team of professionals who were ready to risk and to perform such a complicated surgery. They had to lend part of equipment from their friends, they found an unoccupied hospital room.

The surgery was going on for 12 hours and was successful. This success in transplantology helped to create the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation that opened in 2010. Oleg Rummo became a head of the center. The doctor master kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation.

Oleg Rummo, director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation:
Before the Center opened, there were 79 transplantations performed in Belarus. Now this number has increased up to 500 transplantations. The annual survival rate after liver transplantation is 90-91% in Belarus. In Europe, the rate accounts to 84%, and in the USA, it’s about 85%.

Famous surgeon Oleg Rummo was awarded with the title Honored Doctor of Belarus.

The doctor was offered jobs abroad a lot of times. However, the love of his country and city didn’t let him leave the country.

The Belarusian transplantology became a brand of the Belarusian medicine.

Oleg Rummo about his choice of profession, Belarusian surgery and love of Belarus