Life after a Liver Transplant
Ricardo Martinez underwent a combined liver and small intestine transplant
- A typical hospital stay for school-age children is seven to 10 days.
- Infants are usually hospitalized for two to three weeks following the transplantation.
Our liver transplant team also monitors your child for signs of bleeding and other potential postoperative complications.
What Happens after My Child Leaves the Hospital?Our pediatric liver transplant doctors and nurses and your child’s local doctor will monitor your child after discharge from the hospital.
Initially, your child will visit the Pediatric Liver Transplant Clinic twice a week for laboratory work and doctor visits. As recovery progresses, these visits become less frequent.
Our team will continue to be a part of follow-up care even after your child is able to return home. To make it easier for families, the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program runs outreach clinics throughout the western United States.