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Do you need the whole liver to do a transplant?

Do you need the whole liver to do a transplant?

No: Split livers and live donor transplants utilize partial liver grafts. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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Do you also need to transplant the gallbladder when you transplant a pancreas?

Do you also need to transplant the gallbladder when you transplant a pancreas?

No: Organs are not really related. The ducts of each are close to each other, but no reason to transplant the gall bladder. ...Read more

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I would like to do a liver cleanse. Woukd you be abke to provide me with information on how to do a liver cleanse?

I would like to do a liver cleanse.   Woukd you be abke to provide me with information on how to do a liver cleanse?

Unnecessary: You don't need to cleanse your liver. Your liver cleanses your body from various toxins but it's not like an air filter that you need to replace every few months. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart is diseased and infected so you replace it with a good heart, so why do you live shortly after the transplant?

What do you advise for heart is diseased and infected so you replace it with a good heart, so why do you live shortly after the transplant?

Heart transplantatio: Heart transplantation requires that the patient be on lifetime anti-rejection medications. These have various side effects including infections, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension and other problems associated with them. It is possible to live a good length of life after transplant but on the average survival time is somewhat less than a normal life span. ...Read more

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How do gastroenterologists decide which bowel prep to use? Do you get a choice or is it somehing that they get to decide and you don't get any choice?

How do gastroenterologists decide which bowel prep to use? Do you get a choice or is it somehing that they   get to decide and you don't get any choice?

ASK THEM: How chosen? Effectiveness and simplicity mainly, with a little personal choice based on what has seemed to work for a given doctor. Choice? Depends on the doctor, but never hurts to ask. Me the colon cancer patient will never drink supraprep again, not even if swapped for a date with a hollywood starlet. I prefer the 'lytely' products. Ask your doctor what options they can offer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if they want to check if cancer has spread to some other part of the body then what kind of scan would they do?

Can you tell me if they want to check if cancer has spread to some other part of the body then what kind of scan would they do?

Depends...: ...on the kind of cancer and which organ is being looked at. Sometimes a test as simple as a plain X-Ray may give the answer. Other times you may need a CT scan or a nuclear medicine test like a bone scan or PET. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have liver damage from alcohol?

What would you do to decide if you have liver damage from alcohol?

By exam/blood test: By thorough physical examination, blood test and imaging like ultrasound exam of liver. ...Read more

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What should I do to prepare for a D&C? Do I need to shave the area?

What should I do to prepare for a D&C? Do I need to shave the area?

No need: No special preparation of the skin or bowel is necessary. This is a very simple and short procedure. ...Read more

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What kind of tests would you need to do if you wanted to check if your scarred inside the uterous from abortions?

What kind of tests would you need to do if you wanted to check if your scarred inside the uterous from abortions?

Hysterosalpingogram: You can have an x-ray called an hsg. Dye is injected into the uterus and then an x-ray is taken. This allows the uterus and tubes to be visualized. ...Read more

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What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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Why do you need a heart transplant?

Why do you need a heart transplant?

Weak heart muscle: If the heart muscle gets very weak for whatever reason, it may not be able to pump the blood adequately. Therefore if the problem is severe enough and does not improve with medication, sometimes they only treatment left is to remove the diseased heart and tranplant a healthy heart. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

Time, supportive med: If kidney disease is reversible then the diagnosis will guide the therapy, for example, contrast nephropathy resolves over time, lupus required steroids and immunosuppresion. Diabetics require glucose control, hypertension control and ace inhibitors. This all requires support of the patient with dialysis if needed while healing. Call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?

What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?

Cleaning kidneys: Your healthy kidneys will not be helped nor hurt by any medical spa treatment. That is because one's kidneys do not need any "extra treatment". Enjoy the spa, however, do not think it will have any effect on your kidneys. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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


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