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Dr. Donald Alves
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Transplant Surgery (Overview)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be used in another person.


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How successful are lung transplant surgeries?

How successful are lung transplant surgeries?

Survival data: Very good at 1 year with average us survival of 90 percent. This falls to 50 percent at five years and 10 percent survival at 10 years. That said there are patients who have lived twenty plus years after a lung transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
71 doctors shared insights

Transplant Surgery (Overview)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be used in another person.


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What surgeons do eye transplant surgery?

What surgeons do eye transplant surgery?

None.: Eye transplants are not yet feasible, even with potent antirejection drugs. The optic nerve connections are not capable of transmitting visual impulses even if the actual procedural steps were performed. Corneal transplants are commonly done as needed for corneal scarring or diseases, and cataract removal and new lens placement is routine, but no eye transplants! ...Read more

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What is transplant surgery?

What is transplant surgery?

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. Lung, pancreas, and small bowel. The new organs come from other patients that have died or a living person can give one of their kidneys to another. The corneas of the eyes are the most common tissues replaced. ...Read more

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Does hair transplant surgery work?

Absolutely: Yes, it does work. Results are not always consistent and more than one procedure may be required for optimal results but it does work. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read more

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Has anyone undergone a meniscus transplant surgery with success?

Has anyone undergone a meniscus transplant surgery with success?

Yes: Meniscus allograft transplant surgery can be done in carefully selected patients with about 80% success. Surgery is generally done for young individuals under 30. It's a very technically demanding surgery. There maybe other options that are better for you in your age group. You should see a sports medicine specialist who performs meniscus transplants usually at select hospitals. ...Read more

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Triple bypass surgery survival rate?

Triple bypass surgery survival rate?

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 the problems and to recover. ...Read more

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Serious inquiry into transplant surgery rejection drugs?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Serious inquiry into transplant surgery rejection drugs?

Transplant: Not sure what the question is. Best to talk to a surgeon for input. ...Read more

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Do any insurances cover organ transplant surgeries?

Do any insurances cover organ transplant surgeries?

Yes: The majority of private and government insurance carriers offer organ transplant for end stage organ diseases. You would need to be properly evaluated and determined to be a suitable candidate by an approved transplant team. ...Read more

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What does kidney donor surgery entail?

What does kidney donor surgery entail?

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 kidneys and can afford to lose one. The nephrectomy can be done by laparoscopic assist & removed via a small incision just lerge enough to remove kidney. About 2 days in hospital for pain management, then couple of weeks off. ...Read more

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When ACL surgery failed?

When ACL surgery failed?

Acl failure: Acl graft can fail for many reasons. Usually it's a repeat injury. Other reasons can be discussed with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a post liver transplant patient have lapband surgery?

Can a post liver transplant patient have lapband surgery?

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 nuances/kinks. ...Read more

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Can surgery repair melanoma?

Can surgery repair melanoma?

Hopefully: If the lesion is superficial, only excision of the skin site is needed. If it is deeper then removal of one or more of the lymph nodes in the area is usually recommended. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapyay help improve survival. Seek treatment at a center with experience in melanoma. ...Read more

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Following liver transplant surgery, what to do?

Following liver transplant surgery, what to do?

Be thankful: It is highly probable that you've gotten your health back. Your physicians will advise you further. ...Read more

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When ACL surgery failure?

When ACL surgery failure?

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 born with and you can tear a graft. Seek guidance from an experienced knee surgeon. ...Read more

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How is heart bypass surgery performed?

How is heart bypass surgery performed?

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 arteries or veins are used/harvested to bypass heart blockages and then the chest is then closed and anesthesia is reversed. It is a bit more complicated, but this is the best brief answer i can give. ...Read more

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Bypass heart surgery risks?

Bypass heart surgery risks?

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 infection are the commonest. Congestive failure, collapsed lung, torn sternal wire from coughing occasionally occur. Nerve damage, stroke, heart attack, death are rare but sometimes occur (<1-2% generally). ...Read more

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What is involved in bone marrow transplant surgery?

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 remission from chemotherapy, or for certain cases of lymphomas, multiple myelomas- etc. It is not a surgery.Please read from this booklet : http://www.Lls.Org/#/resourcecenter/freeeducationmaterials/treatment/bloodmarrowstemcelltransplant. ...Read more

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Is prostate removal surgery considered major surgery?

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Is prostate removal surgery considered major surgery?

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 ; resurface the large internal raw surface. But, with the refined professional skills and advanced technology, the expected surgery-related suffering ; pain as well as its outcome has been better accepted than ever. More detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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What are cataract surgery complications?

What are cataract surgery complications?

CS Complications: post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection,retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more