If your underlying disease worsens, the time has come to raise the issue of transplantation and present this as an additional treatment option. Together with us, you decide whether you want to have a transplant or not, and we support you in making this decision.
First contact: The first contact with our transplant centre is made via the transplant consultation hour. As a rule, you will be referred by your general practitioner if transplantation is being considered as a therapeutic procedure due to your complaints or illness. For this reason, please bring all the documents relating to your medical history with you to your first appointment.
At the initial consultation, the doctors will examine the possibility of a trans plant together with you and discuss it in detail. In any case, many different examinations are necessary before a transplantation in order to be able to assess the extent and particularities of your illness, the surgical risk as well as your characteristics and suitability as an organ recipient. This also includes the exclusion of tumours and infections in the body.
Such examinations are usually carried out on an inpatient basis. Your health insurance will cover the costs of these examinations. When you are discharged, you will receive a letter informing you of any further consultations that may need to be carried out on an outpatient basis. Alternatively, we will send you a checklist of all the necessary examinations that you can have carried out either as an outpatient or in a partner hospital. It takes several days to complete all the examinations.
The necessary examinations always include a psychosomatic evaluation. This is usually carried out by the psychosomatic specialist working in the transplant team. The aim of this psychosomatic examination is to check whether you as a patient are currently able to cope with the demands of the transplantation process and which further measures may be necessary within the framework of a multidisciplinary treatment concept.
Second contact: After all examinations have been completed, the patient is presented to the anaesthesia department. As every transplantation is a major intervention with possible cardiovascular stress, examinations of the heart and lungs are essential.
It is now important to make a new appointment in our consultation hours as soon as possible, so that we can coordinate the further procedure without delay and make the decision about your listing in our interdisciplinary transplant conference. You will be informed of the decision by telephone and immediately registered as a waiting list candidate fora transplant at Eurotransplant.
- Referral or referral from your general practitioner or specialist
- Insurance card from your health insurance company
- Insurance card or declaration of cost coverage from your private health insurance company
- Identity card or passport
- Findings, X-rays or doctor's letters from previous hospital stays