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.