LEVER TRANSPLANTATION

At KINGSWAY HOSPITALS we manage every aspect of Liver Disease for you, including Liver Failure, Liver Tumours and Chronic Liver Disease. If you need a transplant, we understand your needs and will work to find the best solution for your long-term health. We believe in exploring every innovation that might help patients who are facing liver disease. Our experts in Liver Disease and Liver Surgery work closely together to manage any type of liver disease, whether you require surgery, cancer care or other treatment.

LIVER SCIENCES

Comprehensive Multi-disciplinary Care Kingsway centre for liver sciences deliver a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach for management of liver diseases, maintaining international standards and guidelines. Services include liver transplant surgery, liver resection surgeries (Open & Laparoscopic). Liver Critical care, Liver pathology and liver radiology.

A team of internationally renowned specialists bring extensive experience in the management of pediatric and adult liver diseases including Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis, Acute Liver Failure, Cholestatic Liver Diseases, Congential Biliary Diseases, Inherited Errors of Metabolism, Liver cancers, Bile Duct cancers, as well as Pediatric and adult liver transplantation.

OUR TEAM INCLUDES

  • Surgeons with specialized expertise in hepatobiliary surgery
  • A team of specialized transplant hepatologists who manage patients’ liver failure before transplantation.
  • Gastroenterologists with experience in diagnosing and treating liver disorder.
  • Anaesthesiologist with experience in transplant anaesthesia.
  • Oncologists and interventional radiologists. Together, these specialists provide aggressive treatment of liver tumors so that we can successfully complete transplants.
  • Intensive care specialist with a dedicated liver expertise.
  • Recognized transplant immunologists who are developing new ways to reduce the risk of organ rejection.

AN INTEGRATED, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SERVICE

  • Assessing patients’ suitability for transplantation.
  • Comprehensive education and support for all patients you are in need to undergo liver transplant.
  • Transplant surgery with aftercare.
  • Post-transplant care and follow-up.
  • Management of long term issues of transplant patients, even if issues are not related to transplant.

GUIDELINES

STAYING HEALTHY

Whether patients is waiting for a donated organ or transplant surgery is already scheduled, work to stay healthy. Being healthy and as active as possible makes it more likely patient will be ready for the transplant surgery when the time comes.

  • Take medications as prescribed
  • Follow diet and exercise guidelines
  • Keep all appointments with health care team
  • Stay involved in healthy activities, including relaxing and spending time with family and friends

Patient need to stay in touch with transplant team, and let them know of any significant changes in health. If patient is waiting for a donated organ, make sure the transplant team knows how to reach patient at all times.

DIET AND NUTRITION

After transplant, it is especially important to eat a well-balanced diet to help you recover and keep your liver healthy.

Transplant team includes a nutrition specialist (dietitian) who can discuss nutrition and diet needs and answer any questions patient may have after transplant.

In general, diet after transplant should be low in salt, cholesterol, fat and sugar.

To prevent damaging your new organ, it’s important to avoid alcohol. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or use alcohol in cooking.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AFTER TRANSPLANT

After transplant, patient can expect to :

  • Possibly stay in the intensive care unit for a few days
  • Spend 10 to 14 days in the hospital
  • Have frequent checkups as you continue recovering at home
  • Take medications for the rest of your life

EXERCISE

Exercise and physical activity should be a regular part of your life after a transplant to continue improving your overall physical and mental health.

Soon after your transplant, you should walk as much as you can. Then, depending on your progress, you can start incorporating more physical activity into your daily life.

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