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Your First Follow-up Appointment (Liver Donation Surgery)

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Presentation: Liver Donation Surgery -- Recovery Expectations
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Several things will likely happen at your first follow-up appointment. Your healthcare provider will ask you how your recovery is going, and ask if you are having any problems. If you ARE having problems, your provider will address them.
The surgical staples or stitches used to close your incision may have been removed before you left the hospital. If not, they will be removed at some point during this appointment.
You may also have lab tests done to check the amounts of liver enzymes and blood cells in your blood. This helps your healthcare provider know how well your liver is functioning. You provider may also check to see how much your liver has grown since the surgery. This can be done through an ultrasound, a CT scan, or MRI.

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