Your first return appointment after a liver transplant will generally be scheduled about 1 to 2 weeks after discharge. During this visit, you will see the transplant surgeon and transplant coordinator. If needed, a social worker or a member of the psychiatric team may also be available.
Patients usually return to their transplant hospital approximately 5 months after the transplant. If a T-tube was inserted during the operation, it will be removed by the transplant surgeon at this time.
Typically patients are scheduled to return to the hospital at their 1-year transplant anniversary date and annually thereafter.
Your primary care doctor should be notified when you receive your transplant and when you are discharged. Though most problems related to the transplant will need to be taken care of at the transplant hospital, your primary care doctor will remain an important part of your medical care.