Liver transplant surgeon is a doctor specialized in performing surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy one. Liver is the largest internal organ that performs several critical functions like processing nutrients, hormones and medications, and producing bile just to name a few. Liver transplant surgeons opt, recommend and perform liver transplant procedure on patients who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. It is also an option in the rare cases of sudden liver failure of a previously healthy liver.
Your physician will recommend you to visit a liver transplant surgeon if he suspects or finds out any of the following conditions:
Not all the patients with liver cirrhosis and decompensated liver disease are appropriate candidates for liver transplantation. The patient should be able to survive the operation for the transplant procedure, post-operative medication, any potential complications or infections and should not engage in any activity that would injure the liver.
Some of conditions that are in complete contra- indication to liver transplant are as follows:
Before deciding and proceeding for the liver transplant surgery, there are a number of tests that are performed to ensure the right course of treatment:
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