Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

transplant surgery

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in 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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in 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
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Good question : That has been a topic of continued research for decades. Unfortunately animal or xenotransplants, cause very severe rejection and would not last long ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience in General Surgery
Replacing: An existing no functioning organ with another.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Very successful: When one considers that lung recipients have no other real alternative for survival they are very successful. Currently the 1, 5, and 10 year patient ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
None.: Eye transplants are not yet feasible, even with potent antirejection drugs. The optic nerve connections are not capable of transmitting visual impulse ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Hair transplant surgery, if done by a person who is well versed in the technique, is very successful and can provide excellent results.
1
1 thank
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Uses one incision.: The spls procedure uses a single incision (through the belly button) to accomplish any number of treatments including gallbladder removal, gynecologic ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many: Many patients have successfully undergone meniscus transplants with improvement in stability and protective knee function. While we do not know how we ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Quite high: Depends on risk factors going in! the operation itself carries good results in general, but smokers, diabetics, obese have increased risks to have th ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Transplant: Not sure what the question is. Best to talk to a surgeon for input.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Yes: The majority of private and government insurance carriers offer organ transplant for end stage organ diseases. You would need to be properly evaluate ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Nephrectomy: Firstly, u need to be tissue typed to see if you are a good match for the recipient, then u must be worked up to ensure that you have 2 healthy kidney ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Acl failure: Acl graft can fail for many reasons. Usually it's a repeat injury. Other reasons can be discussed with an orthopedic surgeon.
3
3 thanks
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Hmmm?: I'm sure it is possible; but you need to discuss this with not only your primary care doc; but also the transplant team as well to iron out the nuance ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan answered
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: Melanoma is often treated initially by surgical excision. If the lesion is superficial, surgery can be curative. If the lesion is deeper or has involv ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Be thankful: It is highly probable that you've gotten your health back. Your physicians will advise you further.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Technical reasons: Less then optimal position of the graft in the femur and tibia can result in loss of motion, laxity and failure then again you tore the one you were ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience in Cardiology
Stepwise: In short, after anesthesia is induced, the chest is opened and in some cases, the heart and lungs are bypassed (some are not done this way). Then arte ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Many but uncommon: Bypass surgery is major surgery. There are risks although the majority of patients don't get them or at most one. Rhythm disturbances, bleeding, and ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Bone marrow transpla: Bone marrow transplant is a procedure that hematologist/oncologists do for certain indication- for instance- in blood cancer like acute leukemia after ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Yes, but...: Yes, it's major; the one for prostate cancer is definitely big and that for obstructive urination, less but still takes 3-6 months to completely heal ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Low risk: But bleeding, infection, blindness are some of worst.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month