Living Donor Hepatectomy Periprocedural Care

Updated: Dec 17, 2013
  • Author: Antonios Arvelakis, MD; Chief Editor: Ron Shapiro, MD  more...
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Periprocedural Care

Patient Education & Consent

See Indications.

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Equipment

Ultrasonic dissector (CUSA)

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Patient Preparation

Anesthesia

General endotracheal anesthesia is used.

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Monitoring & Follow-up

The donor is transferred to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) after the operation. In most cases, the donor stays in the SICU for 48 hours and is then transferred to the regular transplant floor. Most donors can be discharged one week after the surgery. Weekly follow-up in the transplant clinic is mandated for the first months after the surgery.

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