We provide expert treatment for all types of liver disease. Our liver transplant team will thoroughly assess your condition to determine your best option for treatment. Before and after your liver transplant, they will answer your questions and provide you with care and support. These are some of the most common types of liver conditions that may require transplant.
Alcoholic liver disease
Alpha 1 – antitrypsin deficiency
Andy Donnelly had never had any health issues, "not even a cavity," he said. "Then I came up with the weirdest cancer possible." A biopsy revealed Andy had an extremely rare type of cancer that causes tumors in the linings of the blood vessels of the liver. When he received his transplant, his liver weighed 16 pounds; healthy livers weigh about 4 pounds.
A vaccine can prevent hepatitis of B, but there is no cure. Infected individuals need to take precautions to prevent spreading hepatitis B to others.
Once difficult to treat, hepatitis C can now be addressed with many options for treatment or cure by oral medications taken daily for only a few months. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of those in the United States with hepatitis C do not know they have the infection. A one-time screening blood test is recommended for everyone at increased risk of infection or born 1945-1965.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
While liver transplantation can be a cure of primary sclerosing cholangitis, care for patients with this disease focuses on treatment of symptoms and, if necessary, procedures that can open blocked bile ducts.