In order for for our team to decide whether an intestine transplant is right for your child, we must do a complete check-up, also called a pre-transplant evaluation.
Your child's evaluation will include:
- Clinic visits with the transplant team
- A review of your child's medical records and history (including surgery)
- A physical exam
- Blood work and diagnostic tests
The pre-transplant evaluation may take place over several days. You may make several visits to the Liver and Intestine Transplant Clinic and other clinics during that time.
After your child's evaluation, the transplant team will decide whether a transplant is the best option for your child.
If your family and the transplant team agree that an intestine transplant is the right decision, your child will be put on the waiting list for a small intestine and, possibly, other organs. There are many things you must do and keep in mind while waiting for an intestine transplant.