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How often will you need to see the doctor after a liver transplant?

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The average hospital stay after a liver transplant is 2 weeks to 3 weeks. Your first return appointment after a liver transplant is generally 1-2 weeks after discharge to see the transplant surgeon and transplant coordinator, and if needed, a social worker or a member of the psychiatric team. After that, you'll follow up at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months from the date of transplant, and then once a year for the life of the liver transplant.

You'll probably return to the transplant hospital about 4 months later. If you had a T-tube during the operation, the transplant surgeon will remove it.

Readmission after discharge is common, especially within the first year after a transplant, usually for treatment of a rejection episode or infection.

 

From: Liver Transplantation WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

SOURCE: 

The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

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