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When will I be able to go home after a liver transplant?

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The average hospital stay after a liver transplant is 2 weeks to 3 weeks. Some patients may be discharged in less time, while others may be in the hospital much longer, depending on the complications that arise. Readmission after discharge is common though, especially within the first year after a transplant, usually for treatment of a rejection episode or infection.

The nursing staff and your transplant coordinator will begin to prepare you for discharge shortly after you're transferred from the intensive-care unit to the regular nursing floor. You'll get a discharge manual, which reviews much of what you need to know before you go home.

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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