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When you come to the University of Chicago Medicine, you can be confident that you will receive the highest level of care. Our experienced team of specialty physicians, nurses and other health care professionals is dedicated to your well-being.
Our mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patients' dignity and individuality. We encourage you to discuss your schedule with your caregivers and to ask questions about your treatment plan. Your team will keep you up to date on scheduled tests, procedures, medications and other aspects of your care.
Patients in need of transplantation come to us in a variety of ways. Your first visit with us may be with a transplant coordinator, in a transplant education session or an appointment with one of our medical physicians who specializes in transplant. No matter which of our transplant team members you see first, your transplant evaluation will include a few key steps:
After you have completed the evaluation testing and appointments, your case is reviewed by our team of specialty physicians to determine the best course of treatment.
In most cases, you should be able to resume your daily activities — such as driving, household chores, work, school and some sport activities — in three to six months after the procedure.
You will receive advice about your recovery period, including wound care and/or line care, showering, driving, physical activity and what to expect when you are able to return to you usual routine.
We will advise you about diet, medication, emotional issues and the important task of preventing infections, as well as what happens if your body rejects the organ or transplanted cells.
Your team will be available for post-operative clinic visits, checkups and advice on a variety of life issues. After your transplant, you will have frequent appointments with the transplant team to make sure you are recovering well. These visits will be less frequent over time. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions and help you enjoy this new phase of your life.