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Doctor insights on: Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy Co2

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How dangerous is a laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery ?

How dangerous is a  laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery ?

Depends: As long as your operation is done by an expert, it should be safe. Ask your sugeon how many he/she has done and about past results. It can be a very safe operation in the right hands. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Co2 (Definition)

This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration ...Read more


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What can one expect from a laparoscopic nephrectomy?

Small scar: Laparoscopic nephrectomy will result in small scar, minimum pain, early discharge from the hospital, just as safe as open nephrectomy. ...Read more

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How can a liver be removed from a living donor?

How can a liver be removed from a living donor?

By a surgeon: Transplant teams include surgeons with special training in this procedure. ...Read more

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Are there other organs you can donate as a living donor other than kidneys?

Are there other organs you can donate as a living donor other than kidneys?

Think of tissue: The other tissue that you can easily donate is blood. Many people excitedly sign organ donor cards while failing to capitalize on regular blood donation. You can donate about once every two months for whole blood. This is a life saving donation. Please consider blood donation as part of your giving to society. ...Read more

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Will a child be a guaranteed a liver match to his father (for living donor purposes)?

Will a child be a guaranteed a liver match to his father (for living donor purposes)?

Not necessarily: While liver transplant is sometimes done as a life sustaining procedure with low levels of anti-hla antibodies to the donor, this is a higher risk transplant. The precise circumstances of the donor and recipient need to be carefully evaluated by the team responsible for the transplant. ...Read more

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Who qualifies to be a living donor of a baby born with gastroschisis with only 2/3 of the colon remaining?

Who qualifies to be a living donor of a baby born with gastroschisis with only 2/3 of the colon remaining?

I wouldn't try: An infant should be able to do ok without the missing 1/3 of the colon.Some adults actually have a large amount of their colon removed due to a variety of medical conditions & do well. ...Read more

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What happens in a living donor liver transplantation?

What happens in a  living donor liver transplantation?

The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of using a living-donor liver transplant?

What are the advantages of using a  living-donor liver transplant?

Timing: You know when you will get you transplant. Also the longer you wait for a deceased donor the sicker you may get. There are more biliary system complications with a living donor though, . ...Read more

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How to become a living donor to someone I don't know?

How to become a living donor to someone I don't know?

Go to a center: You need to approach a center which accepts altruistic donors.....and does swap kidneys.....you must go thru batteries of tests just like other live donors....including but not limited to a) make sure you are fit for such complex surgery b) it is ok to remove i.e. One of your kidneys with out harming you.....you will not be allowed to donte if they find donation might affect badly you health ...Read more

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I would like to be a living donor. Whom do I contact?

I would like to be a living donor. Whom do I contact?

Your local center: Contact your local transplant center or the transplant center of your choice. If you have a specific recipient in mind, that person will have a transplant coordinator contact for you. ...Read more

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How to become an living organ donor?

How to become an living organ donor?

Contact Tx Program: I believe you are referring to being an altruistic organ donor. In order to be able to donate, one has to undergo a very thorough donor evaluation that includes a full psychosocial evaluation. In the state of Arizona, several programs including U of AZ, Mayo Clinic, and BG Samaritan will be happy to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be a living organ donor?

Is it possible to be a living organ donor?

Yes: You could give your kidney to your brother and sister or any other person after matching is done. ...Read more

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Can you be a living donor if you have tattoos?

Can you be a living donor if you have tattoos?

Yes: You will be carefully tested to be sure you did not acquire a transmissible virus or bacteria from the tattoo parlor. You should not have a tattoo made between the time you are accepted as a donor and the time immediately before the transplant. ...Read more

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Can you be a living organ donor if you've had chemotherapy?

Possibly: It depends more on the nature of cancer the donor has had and how long back and of course should still have two good functioning kidneys. ...Read more

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What is the difference in quality of a whole cadaver liver vs a small portion of a living donor's liver?

Variable: It would depend on the size an health of the living donor. A segment of a younger living donor liver may be just as effective in reversing liver failure as an entire cadaver liver from an older donor who had some infirmities. ...Read more

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What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

Using part of liver: Similar to removal of a portion of the liver because it contains a tumor or other type of disease, living donor liver transplantation depends on the use of a portion of the donor's liver. The donor is left with enough liver to remain healthy. The recipient gets the part that is removed. ...Read more

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What is the first step to becoming a living donor?

What is the first step to becoming a living donor?

Contact: Contact a transplant center and tell them you want to donate. If you have a loved one hat needs a kidney contact their transplant center. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Link
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Nephrectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of kidney for ...Read more