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How long will a liver transplant operation last?

How long will a liver transplant operation last?

Most are 6-12 hours: Hard to be specific since recipients or donor organs may have features that make the procedure more or less difficult. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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How long does a liver transplant operation take?

How long does a liver transplant operation take?

Variable: An average may be 5-8 hours. But there different levels of complexity to consider for both the donated organ and the recipient. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of having an operation vs liver transplantation for liver cancer?

What are the benefits and risks of having an operation vs liver transplantation for liver cancer?

No short answer!: This question requires input from at least two doctors in my opinion. An oncologist with special knowledge of liver cancer, and a liver surgeon that knows how to do transplantation. Some people only see surgeons that can do the liver operation and do not have the experience of doing a liver transplant. ...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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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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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 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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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