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Liver Transplant


Liver Transplant

In 1985, Barnes-Jewish Hospital became the 16th hospital in the world with a dedicated liver transplant program and the first in Missouri to perform a successful liver transplant. Since then, the hospital has continued to be a world leader in liver transplantation and the management of end stage liver and hepatabiliary diseases including hepatacellular cancer and cholangiocarcinoma.

With some of the best survival rates, Washington University transplant specialists have performed more than 1,200 adult liver transplants since the program's inception. The gastroenterology program ranks among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Liver Transplant Specialists

A specialized team of liver transplant specialists, surgeons, hepatologists, nurses and more focus only on patients undergoing liver transplantation. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program.


Liver Transplant Outcomes

Our specialized team of liver transplant specialists has maintained excellent survival rates.


Support and Resources

Our patients are paired with a mentor and are invited to support group meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the questions you're asking as a patient or caregiver.

Using Transplant to Treat Live

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancerous growth in one of the ducts that carries bile from the liver to the small intestine. Surgeons at Barnes-Jewish and Washington University are advancing treatment of the disease, transplanting the livers of some patients.

 

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