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what type of transplant surgery is the most difficult/time consuming?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
It depends: Sometimes more that one organ replacement is needed i.E heart and lungs together or liver and intestine together. More organs, larger surgical procedure, usually more complicated.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some signs of rejection after a transplant surgery?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Dysfunction of Organ: The major signs and symptoms relate to dysfunction of the transplanted organ. These may be detected in abnormal blood tests such as increased creatinine (kidney), or bilirubin (liver), or blood glucose (pancreas). If rejection is subtle there may be changes only detected on a biopsy of the transplanted organ. Severe rejections may cause fever, chills, lethargy, or swelling and pain in the organ.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the sucess rate of aheart transplant surgery?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
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%, and 10 years 52%. Some of the reasons that grafts are lost over time relate to other diseases and infections.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Serious inquiry into transplant surgery rejection drugs?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Transplant: Not sure what the question is. Best to talk to a surgeon for input.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there such a thing as voice transplant surgery?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Yes, sort of: A larynx transplant is a type of vascularized composite allograft transplant. It puts a new larynx or voice box in you. The first was done in 1998 at the cleveland clinic.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: transplant surgery?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Replacing: An existing no functioning organ with another.

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