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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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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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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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Can you tell me if someone has cirrhosis and needs a liver transplant, how successful is the surgery?

Can you tell me if someone has cirrhosis and needs a liver transplant, how successful is the surgery?

Very successful: There are about 6, 000 liver transplants done in the us each year. The results for cirrhosis are quite good with nearly 90% survival 1 year, 70% at 5 years, and 50% at 10 years. If the cirrhosis was due to alcohol related liver disease, of course this is limited to those recovered alcoholics. ...Read more

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I had a liver transplant 10 weeks ago. Is it normal to still have swelling and discomfort at the surgery site?

I had a liver transplant 10 weeks ago. Is it normal to still have swelling and discomfort at the surgery site?

Yes: The incision is very large and several small nerves have been disconnected. You can have discomfort up to 6 months. If you have severe pain and bulging of the scar you should rule out an incisional hernia. ...Read more

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I need to figure out why people around the globe choose to go to india for liver transplant surgery?

I need to figure out why people around the globe choose to go to india for liver transplant surgery?

Not exactly: USA is still best place for transplantation and post operative care , liver is one organ , part of it can be donated by family member. India is popular most likely , is cheaper and quicker to get it done , if family member is willing to share part f the liver , to find a suitable cadaver donor is just as hard as in USA . Lack of organ donation is a wold wide problems . ...Read more

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What are the dietary guidelines for post liver transplant patients?

Moderation: A generally healthy diet is most important. Unless a specific genetic disease is present, most recipients should try to follow an overall moderate diet that is not typically american and not too rich in carbohydrates and fats. But with a new, healthy liver, there are no specific restrictions. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant. ?

What is the survival rate of a patient with complete liver damage if they have a liver transplant. ?

Liver transplant : Actually, the survival rates following liver transplantation for acute liver failure is very good overall with as many as 90% of patients doing well at one year and long term depending on the underlying cause of the liver damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Liver Transplant (Definition)

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient. Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed ...Read more