Surgery time:

  • Liver 6-10 hours
  • Intestine 6-12 hours
  • Multivisceral 10-16 hours

Will your new organs work right away?

Most organs will work immediately. The motility of your intestine will begin to work as the anesthesia and pain medications wear off. It will be important for you to get out of bed and start to move around as soon as possible as this will help things start moving in the right direction. Once the intestine starts to work you will be allowed to have fluids to drink and eventually solid food. You will be continued on TPN until your oral intake is adequate enough to sustain you. Most patients will require intravenous hydration for some time after the transplant.