What is Solid organ transplants?
A transplant consists of the implantation of organs, tissues, or cells, which come from a living or deceased donor to a recipient who suffers from a condition that can be solved through this procedure, giving patients a second chance at life.
Solid organ transplant between a donor and a recipient is called allogeneic, being the only option when we are faced with dysfunctional organs that cannot be healed with any other treatment. The most common transplants are kidney, liver, pancreas, lung, and heart.
Currently, there is a high percentage of success in these procedures thanks to technology and the development of surgical techniques, supported by immunosuppressive drugs that help prevent rejection of the transplanted organ, although this continues to be a challenge since these medications must be taken for life and their side effects can lead to cardiovascular complications, infections, and tumors.
Every transplant process is complex, so a multidisciplinary medical team, made up of surgeons, specialized doctors and nurses, infectious disease specialists, radiologists, physiotherapists, and nutritionists, among others, will accompany you and your family at every stage of the process.
Once the organ to be transplanted is available, you will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary medical team that will explain the risks that may arise. They will also request various studies to assess your health status and verify the compatibility of the organ to be transplanted.
Your hospital stay will depend on the type of transplant to avoid rejection of the transplanted organ and ensure that your body is not at risk. Your doctor will indicate the care you should have at home, as well as the medications you should take for life.
The Transplant Center, with more than ten years of service, has a multidisciplinary care model for different solid organ transplants within a highly professional, safe, and comfortable environment, in strict adherence to the highest standards in safety and patient care.
Organ and tissue transplants constitute the most important therapeutic advance in the last 50 years in the field of health sciences. Achieving this has involved practically every specialty of modern medicine.
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