Liver Transplant Patient Experience – Rajni Prasad
A liver transplant is a complex procedure and typically takes between 6 to 12 hours during which surgeons remove the failing liver and replace it with a donor liver. It is a major procedure and surgeons place several tubes in the body to maintain its normal functioning during the process and afterward too for few days.
For Mrs. Rajni Prasad, the team that performed a liver transplant comprised of two experienced surgical gastroenterologists, anaesthesiologists and trained paramedical staff (transplant nurses & support staff). The team of doctors & trained paramedical staff (nurses, dietitian, and psychologist) attended to various needs of the patient after the transplant.
After the procedure, the patient was closely observed in the ICU – Pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, etc are monitored at regular intervals.
After the surgery, the patient had observed the following
- Swelling in the body
- Bleeding from incision site
- Pain in abdomen
Blood tests are were done to ensure the effect of the surgery and check the recovery cycle of the patient. The tube in the lungs was removed after a few days. The other tubes in the throat, urinary bladder are also removed some days later.
Mrs. Prasad was allowed to take clear fluids after the condition stabilized, followed by soft diet and eventually normal diet. She was made to move and walk around as much as possible, once shifted out of ICU. She was allowed go home 14 days after the surgery.
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Mrs. Rajni Prasad had used Credihealth services to manage her hospitalization process. After she was advised by her doctor for liver transplant, she needed second opinion. Credihealth helped her finding the right liver transplant specialist for second opinion, getting cost estimates for liver transplant in Delhi from top hospitals as well as managing her admission and discharge processes. She was glad that her family member came across Credihealth while searching on google!
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