Transplant surgeon Niraj Desai explains the pancreas transplant operation, the combined pancreas and kidney transplant and quality of life for patients after the surgery.
Questions answered: 1. Describe what you do. (0:11) 2. Briefly describe the pancreas transplant procedure. (0:21) 3. Briefly describe the combination pancreas and kidney transplant procedure. (1:18) 4. Describe the pancreas after kidney transplant procedure. (2:11) 5. What is the quality of life for patients with pancreas transplant? (2:29) 6. What is the quality of life after a combined pancreas/kidney transplant? (3:36) 7. How long do the transplanted organs last? (4:20) 8. Are there advantages of the combined procedure -- relating to rejection and immunosuppression? (4:44) 9. What can a patient expect after surgery and what kind of follow up is needed? (5:26) 10. What is the long term follow up routine? (6:10) 11. Why should someone choose Johns Hopkins for pancreas and kidney transplant? (6:26)