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Multi visceral operation?


I've had chronic liver failure for 2 years now. All down to alcoholism. I can with hand on heart say I haven't had a drink since finding out and when I made the decision to stop, I did and don't miss it. I was drinking 2 litres of spirit a day. My main problem is ascities, lack of appetite, tiredness and strangely not sleeping at night. For the last 6 months I have been going for drains every 2 weeks with an average of 9 litres a time.

They wanted to go ahead with a liver transplant but unfortunately due to blood clots in my portal veins I was found to be unsuitable. The next option was TIPS procedure. Again, not suitable. Finally they attempted an alternative TIPS but sadly due to clotting it was unsuccessful.

So, it looks like it's going to be a multi visceral transplant, which to my knowledge so far involves replacing, the liver, pancreas and small intestine?

Please has anyone else had this procedure and how did it go?

To finish up I'll just and I'm 50 years old ( in a week) and still smiling..

Thank you for taking the time to read and stay happy people.


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I don't know of anyone personally who has had one, but I have heard of them being done ...

It's going to be no extra stress for you just the surgeon, but they are bloody fantastic x

I hope you get your call soon 😘

in reply to jojokarak

Thank you jojo. 😁

Hi Dikymint,

I have no experience with this, but wish you the very best!

Congratulations on your continued not drinking.

Best wishes,


At Addenbrooks I have twice shared a bay with people who has had this surgery done before and made good recovery It probably won’t be a walk in the park but It’s amazing what they can do these days. Well done with staying off the drink and I hope you get your call soon.

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