Transplantation and Surgery

Liver transplantation surgery technique to replace a diseased or injured liver with a healthy liver delivered from a healthy person. The liver is involved in various metabolic functioning including metabolism of drugs and toxins, removing degradation products of normal body metabolism (for example clearance of ammonia and bilirubin from the blood), and synthesis of many important proteins and enzymes (such as factors necessary for blood to clot). Doctors or surgeons suggest liver transplant surgery to the patients who suffer from severe Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) or Chronic liver failure. This surgery carries a risk of other complications including infection, liver inflammation, blood clots, liver rejection, memory and thinking problems.

Pancreas transplantation is a surgical treatment which enables a patient to implant a healthy pancreas from a donor. It involves many obligations due to post surgery complications like rejection and pancreatic cancers which can even lead to patient’s death. Pancreatic transplantation is performed on the patients suffering with type 1 diabetes, brittle diabetes and hypoglycaemia unawareness. The majority of pancreas transplantation (>90%) is performed together with kidney transplantation.


Research into the possibility of liver transplantation (LT) started before the 1960s. The liver is the second most commonly transplanted major organ, after the kidney, so it is clear that liver disease is a common and serious problem. Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with some or all of a healthy liver from another person.

A pancreas transplant is an organ transplant that involves implanting a healthy pancreas (one that can produce insulin) into a person. About 100 transplant centers in the United States perform pancreas transplantations. About 1200 cases are performed annually in the United States. About 75% of pancreas transplantations are performed with kidney transplantation. About 15% of pancreas transplantations are performed after a successful kidney transplantation. This is referred to as a pancreas-after-kidney transplantation.

  • Complications with liver transplantation
  • Liver transplantation in acute liver failure
  • Liver transplantation & survival rate
  • Treating patients before and after transplant
  • Small-for-size syndrome
  • Post transplantation management
  • Islet transplantation
  • Pancreas transplant survival rate
  • Complications with pancreas transplantation

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