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Pediatric Pancreas and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant - Your Transplant

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Overview

Surgery time:

Simultaneous Pancreas/Kidney (SPK) 6-12 hours
Pancreas 4-6 hours

Time in hospital:

Discharge teaching will begin from time of admission for transplant and have support system available
Discharge when medically stable, even if you may not feel ready
SPK 7 days

Will my Pancreas or Kidney/Pancreas work immediately?

Most organs work immediately. Some take a period of time to begin functioning. The patient may require a dialysis session(s) for the kidney until kidney function is established and supplemental insulin if pancreas function is delayed.

Pediatric Kidney-Pancreas and Pancreas Transplant
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