General FAQs Of Liver Transplant
Liver failure is the primary reason for a liver transplant. The two types of liver failure are:
Acute liver failure: It is a life-threatening illness which can occur due to:
Blood infection or injury
Adverse drug reaction
Chronic liver failure: It is a long-term liver disease, which can cause by:
Cirrhosis or obese liver
Biliary atresia (in children)
It is performed to remove and replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver by a living donor who can be from your family or blood relative.
Only a healthy liver can regenerate; a cirrhotic liver cannot regenerate. Thus, Liver Transplant surgeons suggest liver transplant from a living donor only to increase the life expectancy.
Any of your blood relatives or family members can donate you a liver.
Yes, a liver donor will ultimately be safe. Post-surgery a donor has to follow the instructions given by the liver transplant surgeon to stay healthy and lead a good life.
In country: 60-90 days
In hospital: up to 30 days
• Recurrence of original liver disease is possible.
• Complications due to immunosuppressive medication which is prescribed to prevent the recipient’s body rejecting the liver.
A team of specialized Liver Transplant surgeons is involved in the surgery. The team is as follows:
• Head surgeon
• Assistant of head Surgeon
Liver transplant cost estimate is 25,000-35,000 USD.
• The patient is recommended to maintain a healthy and hygienic diet post-Liver Transplant surgery.
• Liver Transplant surgeons recommend regular follow-ups and blood tests.
• Intake of immunosuppressive medications is required as per prescription by Liver Transplant surgeon.
Liver Transplant specialties Doctors Plus can help you with:
Living Related Liver Transplant
Pediatric Liver Transplant