Flow leading up to surgery

Flow leading up to surgery

  • Patients are asked to send basic medical data through the internet.
  • Then we will forward the data to a transplant hospital, and ask the doctor in charge to consider if a transplant is possible.
  • If the doctor approves a transplant, you will be asked to go to the hospital for medical exams as well as patient registration for the Department of Health. We will inform you beforehand of required documents etc. Patients will pay for exam fees at the hospital in cash or by credit.
  • Then you will be asked to pay for our actual cost, including airfare from Japan, accommodation, and part of our support fee ($5,000). *These fees will be charged with your consent after you talk to the doctor following the medical exam.
  • ad2We will then proceed to matching you with a donor. Regarding donor matching, you will talk through an interpreter to confirm that you desire a transplant and have sufficient funds before you arrive in the country. We should conduct detailed tests on donors, but in order to avoid our risk, we will have a few donor candidates tested for blood cell matching and basic exams (such as HIV, hepatitis and others). If you require other exams (such as HLA), you will be asked to pay in advance for those fees.
  • As kidney transplant patients need dialysis, you will need inform us of your dialysis schedule for scheduling at the hospital. You will be charged approximately $150 for dialysis and asked to pay to the hospital each time.
  • As liver transplant patients will be hospitalized upon arrival, we will get ready and wait for you.
  • It takes 15-30 days to submit all documents to the Department of Health and obtain approval.
  • Then you will have a surgery.
  • The surgery requires approximately 4 hours. You will be transferred to ICU afterwards and moved to an individual room after the recovery room.
  • Your hospitalization period depends on your recovery. It usually takes 1-2 weeks.
  • You will be given immunosuppressant and a medical certificate upon being discharged and returning home.

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