Liver transplant has been performed at Tulane with great success since 1997, continuing to grow each year with outstanding results that exceed the national average. Liver transplant is one of the most physiologically significant operations that anyone can undergo. It involves surgically replacing the diseased liver with a new one in order to restore normal function.
This gift of new life brings its own set of potential complications and requires lifelong medications to prevent rejection. Liver transplantation is considered for people in situations such as these:
Our expertise and technology extend well beyond transplant as our surgical staff are highly trained hepatobiliary surgeons, performing over 50 liver and bile duct surgeries each year. Our multidisciplinary team provides our patients with many options for treating their tumor whether in the operating room or the radiology suite. We have the most up-to-date therapies available for our patients including advanced minimally invasive procedures, chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, and stereotactic radiation implants among others.
The Tulane Liver Disease Management Program at Tulane Transplant Institute provides physicians and their patients with an effective approach to diagnosis and treatment of early stage liver dysfunction and/or failure. Our comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment of liver disease, both adult and pediatric, provides a full spectrum of services in a holistic setting. Our team approach to treatment works effectively across scientific and clinical disciplines to produce optimum treatment outcomes.