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Some important information about our Liver Transplant Program:

  • More transplants - We have the largest Houston based liver transplant program in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Since 1998, our team has performed more than 1,000 liver transplants, making it one of the premier centers in the country.

  • Highest survival rates - Our liver transplant survival rate - the best indicator of the liver transplant program's success - is the highest in Houston. Our one-year adult patient survival rate is 94.87 percent, statistically significantly higher than the national 89.53 percent expected survival rate*. When compared to other liver centers in the U.S. that do 40 transplants or more a year, our survival rates are the highest in the nation.transplant051215

  • Shortest length of stay - Our patients also benefit from the shortest possible hospital stay and extremely low complication and re-transplantation rates, key indicators of a program's success.

  • Improved access - Our rate of successful transplantation and low frequency of re-transplantation not only exceed the national averages, they have been achieved while perfecting the use of extended criteria donor organs - giving more patients access to this life-saving surgery.

Each of our 6 hepatologists is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology and Liver Transplantation

Our liver transplant leadership team has worked together for more than a decade, providing the stability and longevity that are hallmarks of a successful liver transplant program.

In addition to liver transplants, we offer superior medical and surgical care for patients with any type of liver disease. Services include:

  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Treatment of liver mass and liver cancer
  • Treatment of chronic liver disease
  • Treatment of hepatitis B and C
  • Abdominal paracentesis
  • Evaluation and treatment of all forms of liver abnormalities

Our approach is comprehensive, collaborative and personal - all critical elements to ensuring the best possible outcomes and the highest quality of life for our patients. Weekly conferences are held to review individual cases, bringing together the best minds in surgery, hepatology, radiology, pathology, and oncology to collaborate on each patient's care and treatment.

Our multidisciplinary approach also includes working closely with a variety of other specialties, including cardiology, nephrology and pulmonology, to improve patient outcomes and expedite treatment.

We offer a full range of support services - including extensive liver transplant education - to help patients and their families cope with their liver disease. Learn more about preparing for liver transplant surgery.

The Center for Liver Disease at CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston is advancing the field of liver transplantation and the treatment of liver disease through basic and clinical research. We conduct numerous clinical trials, including NIH funded studies that offer patients the latest therapies in:

  • Chronic viral hepatitis B and C - learn more >
  • Autoimmune liver diseases - learn more >
  • Non-invasive testing for liver fibrosis
  • Liver function testing - learn more >
  • Hepatic encephalopathy - learn more >
  • Treatment of liver tumors
  • Pediatric liver disease

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