Professor Kiricuta, Germany

National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Oncology, Tumor Surgery

In 2010, Professor Kiricuta was diagnosed with a tumor in his small intestine. He received advice from a German hospital to undergo a high-acuity pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) to remove the tumor.

Kiricuta was concerned about the risks of this procedure and searched for more conservative treatment options in order to reduce potential complications and maintain an acceptable quality of life. Through researching the subject on the Internet, he learned that surgeons at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) had extensive experience with this type of tumor.

In 2011, he traveled to NTUH for treatment. A top doctor there was able to completely remove the tumor using an endoscope.

"I felt well after the procedure and within one week was able to resume normal activity," said Professor Kiricuta.

I felt well after the procedure and within one week was able to resume normal activity

Last updated on 31 December 2015