The doctor who referred you to Cincinnati Children’s will help with your child’s care after you return home. The doctor will see your child frequently at first, to make sure recovery proceeds correctly. As time goes on, your doctor appointments will be spread out to monthly visits, then visits every three months.
If your child has a primary gastroenterologist (liver doctor) in your hometown, you need only to return to Cincinnati every three months to see the transplant liver doctor. However, you will need to return to Cincinnati more frequently if you do not have a primary gastroenterologist in your hometown, or if your child has complications or surgical issues. You will also need to keep in close contact with your child's primary care physician.