Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for a Liver Transplant Surgery. Liver Transplantation involves the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver allograft. Procedure technique is orthotopic transplantation in which the native liver is removed and replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic location as the original liver.
Typically three surgeons and one anesthesiologist are involved with a Liver Transplant Surgery, with up to four supporting nurses. The surgical procedure is very demanding and ranges from 4 to 18 hours depending on outcome. Numerous anastomoses and sutures, and many disconnections and re-connections of abdominal and hepatic tissue, must be made for the transplant to succeed, requiring an eligible recipient and a well-calibrated live or cadaveric donor match. By any standard, hepatic transplantation is a major surgical procedure with an appreciable degree of risk.
A Liver Transplant Surgery cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.