A transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased organ with
a healthy organ from another person or a cadaver. Patients seeking organ transplants
must consider patient survival rates, procedure experience, and credentials of medical
team before choosing an organ transplant hospital and surgeon.
Organ transplantation is a very
complex procedure that requires a multidisciplinary team of medical experts and
patient advocates to ensure an optimal outcome. Typical organ transplants include
liver, kidney, heart and lung.
Patients who undergo an organ transplantation procedure will typically stay at least
a week in the hospital and then may require an additional extended stay in the Greater
Miami area before travelling home. For hospitals and clinics specializing in organ
transplants see page 68 of this guide.
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