Liver Transplant Program

Recovery After Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery

The recovery period after pediatric liver transplant surgery begins in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and continues throughout your child's hospital stay. Once your child is transferred to a room on a surgical unit, the atmosphere will be more relaxed, because surgical unit patients no longer need the continuous monitoring that they needed in the PICU. However, your child's physicians and nurses will continue to monitor his vital signs and progress — and you, too, can play a role in helping your child's recovery go smoothly. You can help your child with:

Reviewed by: Elizabeth B. Rand, MD
Date: November 2012

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