Liver Transplant Evaluation Criteria

Liver Transplant Evaluation Criteria

If you have been diagnosed with any kind of chronic liver disease and have been told that you may need a liver transplant by your doctor, there are a few things that you must keep in mind. It is very important to go through the transplant evaluation process before you being to nod for a liver transplant at the liver transplant hospital in India. The evaluation process of liver transplant gives you the opportunity to learn more about the procedure.  The following include the importance of going through liver transplant evaluation: 
  1. It helps to confirm your diagnosis and determine the extent of liver injury or disease that you have been suffering from.
  2. It helps to assess other medical as well as psychological problems which affect your health.
  3. Proper evaluation at a liver transplant hospital provide you all kinds of information about the risks as well as benefits of transplantation.
  4. As a result of the evaluation, you can review all your financial benefits and discuss all kinds of financial considerations which are associated with the transplant.
The transplant evaluation at the liver transplant hospital takes place over three to four days. This is done on an outpatient basis until and unless an inpatient stay is important. The transplant evaluation mainly includes tests such as complete physical examination, blood tests, heart test if you are an adult, abdominal ultrasound, and lung function test.  Once your evaluation at the liver transplant hospital is complete, the transplant team shall carefully look into the information provided by you and collected by them after which they would give recommendations about the best treatment option for you. A transplant coordinator shall contact you and will schedule a time to discuss your care plan respectively.  Below listed are the criteria to be eligible for liver transplant in a liver transplant hospital: 
  1. You must be suffering from a chronic irreversible liver disease which has not responded to other medical as well as surgical treatments.
  2. You must get qualified for and must be able to tolerate major surgery.
  3. You as well as your family members must understand the benefits and risks involved in the transplantation including the long-term need as well as the program of follow up and certain therapies involved herein.
  4. You must be able to accept the responsibility that has been involved in the long-term care which is needed after your transplant surgery. This also includes financial responsibilities.
  5. Patients suffering from certain kinds and stages of liver cancer are considered to be eligible for a liver transplant on a case-by-case basis.
  6. Patients suffering from acute fulminant hepatic failure shall be considered for transplantation if it has been determined that their recovery without a liver transplant is impossible. 
You may not be held qualified for a liver transplant if you are already suffering from any life-threatening disease or condition which wouldn’t improve even after liver transplant. This includes various cancers and infections which couldn’t be treated or cured. This also includes brain damage which cannot be reversed to a healthy state. 
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