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Liver transplant

Liver transplant

Liver transplant: A liver transplant is surgery to replace a diseased or damaged liver in the recipient with the liver from a clinically brain dead donor.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Liver transplant

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Liver transplant:

Other Surgical Options: Liver transplant

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Liver transplant may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Liver transplant

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Liver transplant may include:

Procedure Complications: Liver transplant

Possible surgical complications of Liver transplant may include:

  • Transplant rejection
  • Transplant failure
  • Blood clots
  • Bile duct complications
  • Lifelong medication to prevent organ rejection
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Liver transplant

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good. Most recipients survive for at least five years. Complete recovery from a liver transplant takes six months to a year.

Liver transplant: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Liver transplant: Eight to 12 weeks.

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