You will be given a date and time for a follow-up appointment to see your transplant doctor and nurse coordinator in clinic. Generally, patients are seen within a week after discharge but this can vary slightly, depending on your post-operative course in hospital, length of stay and general health. We initially see our new transplant patients every 1 – 2 weeks in clinic. Clinics become less frequent as your health stabilizes over time.
It is important to attend all scheduled appointments, as routine clinic assessment is an essential part of your follow-up. If you need to change your appointment, please call Easy Call 416 351 0793 + your PIN #, at least 72 hours in advance. Missed appointments or "No Shows" will be documented in your chart.
The first person you meet at the Pancreas Transplant Clinic is the receptionist. To sign in with the receptionist you will need your health card (OHIP card). If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, or other provincial health card).
We will review the following in clinic:
You will be given a form to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have.
The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you chose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
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First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. After your visit, you will likely go to the
Blood Collection Lab for blood tests.
Follow-up appointments usually take from 15 – 30 minutes.
We do everything that we can to stay on time. Unfortunately, your appointment may be delayed by unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you come prepared for delays.
One organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and improve life for up to 75 others.