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Liver Transplant Workup

Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the definitive treatment for end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and its complications. It is also used for:

  • Acute liver failure (ALF)
  • Liver cancer
  • Certain metabolic diseases

During a liver transplant, your surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy liver.

Liver Transplant: What You Need to Know

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  • A liver transplant workup refers to the preparation you need to do before undergoing a liver transplant.
  • Your  new liver will be transplanted from either a cadaver or a live donor.
  • Organs, including livers, are allocated by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
  • Not every patient with liver disease is a candidate for a liver transplant. This decision will be made by your medical team.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for a liver transplant workup?

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Our Physicians

Our multidisciplinary team of expert transplant physicians ensure patient safety and quality of life after their transplant surgery.

Meet our physicians:
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Our Services

A laparoscopic liver biopsy provides an accurate diagnosis with a minimally invasive procedure.

Find out more about liver biopsy

 

 

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