Living Donor Hepatectomy Periprocedural Care

Updated: Oct 18, 2018
  • Author: Antonios Arvelakis, MD; Chief Editor: Ron Shapiro, MD  more...
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Periprocedural Care

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 1 week after the surgery. Weekly follow-up in the transplant clinic is mandated for the first months after the surgery.