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Living donor liver transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLLiving donor liver transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLiving donor liver transplant: Planned tests before surgeryEnglishTransplant;GastrointestinalTeen (13-18 years)LiverDigestive systemProcedures;Conditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2017-11-30T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z

 

 

Living donor liver transplant: Planned tests before surgery2652.00000000000Living donor liver transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLiving donor liver transplant: Planned tests before surgeryLEnglishTransplant;GastrointestinalTeen (13-18 years)LiverDigestive systemProcedures;Conditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2017-11-30T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>​If your new liver is coming from a living donor, everything will be planned and you will know exactly when your transplant will happen and what tests will be done.</p><p>There will be time to prepare your bag for the hospital and you will come to the hospital the day before your surgery.</p><p>Take a look at this animation to find out what to expect right before and after you have your surg​ery.</p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <div class="asset-animation">src="/Style%20Library/AKH/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=AMD_walkthrough_periop_master_LIV_EN.swf"</div> </figure> <h2>Final tests before living donor surgery</h2><p>Before your surgery, you may have to visit the hospital to have some final tests and blood work. These include a chest x-ray, an abdominal ultrasound and, possibly, other tests such as a CT scan or MRI. Sometimes these tests are performed when you are admitted the day before your scheduled transplant.</p><h2>What you can eat or drink right before surgery​​</h2><p>Take a look at the timeline below to see what you can eat or drink.</p><ul><li> <strong>Midnight, the night before your surgery:</strong> You must stop eating solid food, including chewing gum.​</li><li> <strong>From midnight until three hours before surgery:</strong> You can drink clear fluids such as water or juice.</li><li> <strong>Less than three hours before surgery:</strong> You must stop all eating and drinking, even water. Your stomach needs to be completely empty when you have your surgery.<br></li></ul>