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How long does preparing for transplant surgery take

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3 - 4 hours: Is not a type of surgery to be rushed. Sometimes problems can be encountered which will prolong surgery, e.G if there are two renal arteries on the do ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Choices: Despite the difficulties, expense and hard work, you are much better off caring for your current organs with your diabetes. If you end up with damaged ... Read More
Dr. Richard Mangus
22 years experience Transplant Surgery
2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Kidney transplant: The surgical procedure is 3 to 4 hours. However, getting onto a transplant list takes time. Waiting until an organ becomes available takes time. Recov ... Read More
Dr. Richard Mangus
22 years experience Transplant Surgery
2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
1 week: It is best to avoid over-exertion for the first week following hair transplantation. This gives the newly placed hair units a chance to become accept ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Lung Transplant: Having a lung transplantation involves a commitment to taking medications and management of possible infection and rejection episodes. The surgery its ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Probably 2-5 hours..: The surgical time of kidney transplant may highly vary depending upon team work, surgeon's experience and skill, anatomical variation of the transplan ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Hmmm: Depends on many factors. Best to ask your transplant surgeon who will know you best.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
It varies: It is too variable to answer accurately; my patient with a combined heart lung transplant is over 14 years and he is still going strong.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Organ replacement. : Transplant surgery means replacing solid organs or tissues that have failed and no longer function. The most common are the kidneys, liver, heart. Lu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Excellent 1 year: While it depends a bit on some co-morbidities of the recipients, recent analysis is that unadjusted heart graft survival at 1 year is 88%; 5 years 73% ... Read More
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