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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

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

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

Immunosuppression: If you get a liver transplant, regardless of the etiology of the liver failure, immunosuppression is usually initiated in the operating room at the time of transplant, although it may be safely delayed up to 48 hours ...Read more

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

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

In the O.R.: 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". ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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. Warren Foster
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more