As a patient undergoing a liver transplant at Rush, you will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team of highly trained and experienced health care professionals who pool their expertise to address every aspect of your care. The team shares information and ideas to ensure full communication about your case and determine the best course of treatment before, during and after your transplant.
Our physician extenders provide an essential link between the inpatient and outpatient teams by communicating regularly with the surgeons, pharmacist, social worker and outpatient coordinator to implement your personalized care plan.
Our social workers find you the support you need from your community and family members. Your social worker can help locate agencies that provide temporary housing, travel arrangements, emotional and financial support, medications and rehabilitation placement.
The pharmacist will monitor your medications and adjust your dosage to make sure you are getting the greatest benefit, as well as monitor you for possible drug interactions. The pharmacist is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your medications.
Dietitians help the doctors decide what diet you need while you are in the hospital after surgery. If you have special needs or need to be on a special diet when you return home after surgery, a dietitian will assist you.