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Liver Resection

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Liver resection is an operation during which part or all liver is removed and sometimes replaced using liver transplant surgery. Liver resection is not a common procedure and usually, finds its use in stage 1 (stage A) liver cancer treatment.

Liver Resection Candidates

Liver cancer is usually caused by other medical conditions such as liver cirrhosis, which likewise stems from alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease or hepatitis. For this reason, doctors advise their patients with abovementioned conditions to make routine liver checkups in order to establish whether they have first symptoms of liver cancer. Patients with early-detected liver tumors are best candidates for liver resection and possible liver transplant surgery. There is also a possibility of secondary liver cancer, usually originating from colorectal cancer.

Am I Suitable for Liver Resection?

Liver resection surgery is useful only in early stages of liver cancer. It means that most patients with stage 2 liver cancer or higher cannot choose this option due to its ineffectiveness. Additionally, some patients cannot undergo liver resection due to other medical conditions they suffer from.

Preparing for Liver Resection

Preparing for liver resection, firstly you should inform your doctor about other diseases you have as well as medicines you use in order to establish the best way of preparation for this surgery, including resigning from some medicines, for example, blood-thinning ones. Additionally, if your liver resection surgery involves liver transplant, a suitable donor must be found. Finally, a day before your surgery you will be asked to not eat anything and drink only drinks approved by doctors.

How is Liver Resection Performed?

There are two ways of conducting a liver resection.
• Liver resection without liver transplant – a part of patient’s liver is removed. It is possible to remove up to 70% of patient’s liver. Then, part of the liver which was not removed usually grows in size, allowing the body to function just like before liver resection.
• Liver resection with liver transplant surgery – the whole liver is removed and in its place donated a liver or (if from living donor, usually a family member) part of a liver.
Usually, liver resection surgery is performed through an incision in one’s abdomen.

Liver Resection Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 5 to 8 nights in the hospital

Liver Resection Recovery

Liver resection recovery may be a long process, taking up to 8 weeks. For the first one or two weeks, you will stay at the hospital where your incision site and liver functions will be closely monitored by medical personnel. Then you will be allowed to go home. During your liver resection recovery time, it is important to stay active, even if it means a short walk a day. As for drinking alcohol, driving, and having sex, please ask your doctor first.

Liver Resection Risks and Complications

There are some risks connected to a liver resection and liver transplant. One of them is infection through an incision. Another one is internal bleeding. As for liver transplant surgery, there is always some risk that body will reject the liver transplant, putting patient’s life or health at risk. As a result of medicines taken to ensure the acceptance of liver transplant, some patients experience kidney failure.

Liver Resection Side Effects

Initially, you can feel some pain but it should be suppressed with painkillers prescribed by your doctor. Additionally, the site of your incision may feel numb for some time or infinitely after liver resection due to damage to nerves.

Liver Resection Success Rates

There is no clear data regarding the success rate of liver resection operation. Some sources estimate that it is around 50%, while others give a wider estimation of 10-60%. As for patients who underwent this procedure as a liver cancer treatment, many of them will see cancer regrowth after some months or years.

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Liver Resection Cost

Average Liver Resection costs are € 10,093, based on Liver Resection prices from 12 clinics.

Liver Resection prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Liver Resection in Turkey is a popular option where Liver Resection costs as low as € 10,093.

Please note that the Liver Resection prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Liver Resection procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Liver Resection procedures. To receive a personalized Liver Resection quote, please click HERE.

Liver Resection FAQ

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What Is Better – Liver Resection or Liver Resection with Liver Transplant Surgery?

The choice of a liver transplant is dictated by patient’s medical situation. Not all the patients need to have a liver transplant surgery.

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Does Liver Resection Impair Liver’s Functions?

The liver is the only organ which can regenerate in size – the part of liver left in patient’s body grows in order to fully perform its functions. For this reason, liver resection does not put patient’s body at risk of the underperforming liver.

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What Are the Conditions which Suggest a Liver Resection?

There are many reasons for liver resection, such as liver cancer or advanced liver cirrhosis caused by alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis. Liver resection (with or without liver transplant surgery) is mostly practiced as a liver cancer treatment.