There are several tests done before getting a pediatric liver transplant including an MRI scan, CT scan of abdomen/pelvis, colonoscopy, ultrasound of abdomen/pelvis, electrocardiogram/chest X-ray, and blood work. The package typically includes the cost of these tests too.
The child must take medications in set doses to avoid rejection of the liver post the transplant. Subsequently, varieties of lesser dosages and medications are given to the child to minimize any side effects and also to recover. The medicine cost is included in the package when the child is in the hospital, but medicines taken for recovery are not covered in the package.
After a pediatric liver transplant, the child will have to stay at the hospital for about 7 to 10 days for a healthy older child, and it may be about 10 to 14 weeks for infants. The first follow-up is generally within 1 to 2 weeks after you leave the hospital and will resume for 2 alternating months.
After getting a liver transplant, your child must take follow-up appointments with doctors who will take several blood tests to check the health of the new liver, which will cost you extra. To avoid complications such as bleeding or bile leakage, the child will have to take certain medications, which will also be an additional cost.
Yes, a liver transplant is typically covered in health insurance under the “donor expense cover”. You may still contact your insurance provider to know exact details about different plans and coverage.
A liver transplant is an effective choice to treat liver damage, however, due to the long waiting list to find the perfect matching donor and also the health of the child, treatment options such as bioartificial liver devices, extracorporeal artificial liver devices, or hepatocyte transplantation can also be utilized. Do check in with your transplant doctor to know the best course of action for your child.
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