Einstein’s commitment to patient health continues long after surgery. Following surgery, we will schedule consistent check-ups with your hepatologist and transplant surgeon to follow your progress and recovery. Einstein also offers support from our in-house transplant coordinator, social worker, nutritionist and financial counselor.
Immunosuppressants, medicine that helps your body accept a new organ, are prescribed following transplant surgery. The liver transplant coordinator will help explain and schedule your medical regimen following surgery.
Liver transplantation is a major procedure that can easily cause significant stress. Counseling services, at Einstein or elsewhere, are recommended to help you return to your life and the joy that accompanies good health.
Einstein offers a variety of support services for transplant recipients, both before and after surgery. Einstein’s Buddy Program matches transplant candidates with someone who has been through the transplant process before.
We also offer monthly pre- and post-surgery support groups hosted by our team of social workers to join a community of care with other transplant patients and family members. Topics often include nutrition, Gift of Life, thanking donor families, insurance issues, handling financial stress and much more.