If someone is very frail, would they be able to withstand a liver transplant surgery? What are some of the signs that someone is too frail?

Risk for anesthesia. The usual reasons for the "frail" description would be advanced age, serious heart or lung disease (which increases the risk for anesthesia given during surgery), chronic disease e.g. diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis requiring steroid drugs, cancer, etc, and malnutrition. The surgeon will be the one to assess overall risk. Liver transplant is about the most serious surgery one could have.

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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...

I need to figure out why people around the globe choose to go to india for liver transplant surgery?

Cheaper/Black Market. Organ Availability in the United States is highly regulated and these is a national/ state list for priorities on organs. Procedures in the US are also very expensive as compared to other countries. Sometimes people get access to organs that some people obtain through the black market, and it's probably easier to do in other countries. Read more...
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...

Hi doctor I wanna know that one of my friend son's under going for liver transplant surgery.... Can you device me which is the best place?

India closest to you. I guess since you are in Sri Lanka. India or Singapore are their safest bets. . Read more...
Narrow it down. I notice you are listed as living in Sri Lanka. Are you looking for a place in your part of the world, or are they willing and able to travel and afford anywhere in the world for the procedure. There are many excellent sites here in United States, so need for you to narrow down where they are looking... Read more...

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...

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...
Immediately. Either intraoperative ly or on arrival to ICU or both. The fact that the transplant was for liver cancer makes little difference. Read more...
Need clarification. Bc most stage 3 liver cancers are not amenable to liver transplantation... Read more...
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...
during transplant. The medication to prevent rejection of a liver transplant typically begins in the operating room with a large dose of steroids. Other medications are added subsequently- the choice of which drugs to use is based on center preference as well as individual patient characteristics. For patients with liver cancer sirolimus is often included since it has anticancer as well as immunosuppressive effects. Read more...