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How risky is a pancreatic transplant?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
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In brief: Risk vs benefit

To fully understand about the risk of an organ transplant, start with the risk of not getting the transplant and continuing with your medical therapy.
Then the risk of getting the transplant will be easier to understand. It should be less than the non operative therapy. Surgical risk is never zero, but it should offer a significant benefit to the alternative. Life long immunosuppresion is required.

In brief: Risk vs benefit

To fully understand about the risk of an organ transplant, start with the risk of not getting the transplant and continuing with your medical therapy.
Then the risk of getting the transplant will be easier to understand. It should be less than the non operative therapy. Surgical risk is never zero, but it should offer a significant benefit to the alternative. Life long immunosuppresion is required.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Barry Browne
If you need a kidney transplant and have brittle diabetes, getting a pancreas with the kidney adds about 2 hours to the operation and a day or two to the hospital stay. Your transplant surgeon can help you determine what the safest plan is for you because everyone is different.
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