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About Pancreas and Kidney Transplant Surgery | Q&A

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Uploaded on Dec 28, 2011

Transplant surgeon Niraj Desai, MD, explains the pancreas transplant operation, the combined pancreas and kidney transplant and quality of life for patients after the surgery.

Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transp...

Questions answered:
1. Describe what you do. (0:11)
2. Briefly describe the pancreas transplant procedure. (0:21)
3. Briefly describe the combination pancreas and kidney transplant procedure. (1:18)
4. Describe the pancreas after kidney transplant procedure. (2:11)
5. What is the quality of life for patients with pancreas transplant? (2:29)
6. What is the quality of life after a combined pancreas/kidney transplant? (3:36)
7. How long do the transplanted organs last? (4:20)
8. Are there advantages of the combined procedure -- relating to rejection and immunosuppression? (4:44)
9. What can a patient expect after surgery and what kind of follow up is needed? (5:26)
10. What is the long term follow up routine? (6:10)
11. Why should someone choose Johns Hopkins for pancreas and kidney transplant? (6:26)

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