Following Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation (TPIAT), your child will be admitted at Cincinnati Children’s for about 3 - 4 weeks, including about one week in the pediatric intensive care unit.
The weeks and months following surgery are very important for your child’s long-term success. We ask that your child remain in Greater Cincinnati for about three to four weeks after leaving the hospital. During this time, you and your child will return to the Pancreas Care Center for frequent follow-up appointments with our multidisciplinary care team who will monitor your child's progress and adjust medications as needed.
After this initial follow-up period, your child will return to the clinic less frequently for check-ups. In the months following surgery, they typically can return to school, social activities and even sports. Many patients are able to dramatically reduce or eliminate their need for narcotic pain relief.
See below for a detailed list of a typical patient post-TPIAT month-by-month management plan: