how long does a liver transplant operation take

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How long does a liver transplant operation take?

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An average may be 5-8 hours. but there different levels of complexity to consider for both the donated organ and the recipient
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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered:

When preparing for a liver transplant surgery due to stage 3 liver cancer, when do you start to take medications for the surgery?

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How long will a liver transplant operation last?

Most are 6-12 hours

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Hard to be specific since recipients or donor organs may have features that make the procedure more or less difficult.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Following liver transplant surgery, what to do?

Be thankful

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It is highly probable that you've gotten your health back. Your physicians will advise you further.
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Dr. Paul A. Cohen answered:

can a post liver transplant patient have lapband surgery?

Hmmm?

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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.
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Dr. Milton Mintz answered:

What is the prognosis for liver transplant surgery for cirhossis?

Improving

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

Very successful

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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.
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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna answered:

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

Yes

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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
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When preparing for a liver transplant surgery due to stage 3 liver cancer, when do you start anti-rejection meds?

In the O.R.

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The first dose of medicine to prevent rejection is typically given just prior to implanting the organ. Most patients receive a dose of steroids along with a more potent drug to prevent rejection. This first dose of medicine is commonly referred to as "induction".
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What happens during a liver transplant operation for recipient?

Removal

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Of the diseased liver and implantation of the healthy new liver
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