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I have issues from cirrhosis and have to undergo a liver transplant in a few days. what is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
A Few Weeks.: After surgery, most people stay in the hospital for a few weeks before going home. Your doctors will do tests regularly to make sure that your new liver is working correctly. After a liver transplant, people need to take medicines for the rest of their life. These medicines are called “anti-rejection medicines.” They help the body’s infection-fighting system accept the new liver.

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Last updated Sep 25, 2017

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