At least 30 million Americans have some form of liver disease. And each year, doctors diagnose about 21,000 new cases of primary liver cancer.
If you're living with a chronic liver disease or liver cancer, you have hope at UPMC’s Liver Transplant Program of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute.
The philosophy of our program is to provide liver transplant services and surgery options to all who will benefit, including those that other transplant centers deem high-risk or unfit for transplant.
Located in Pittsburgh, the UPMC Liver Transplant Program is part of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. This combined effort provides you with a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to your care.
Treatment options for adults who have liver diseases or malignancies include:
Our program accepts self-referrals and physician referrals. What happens after your doctor refers you to UPMC's Liver Transplant Program?
From the early years when Dr. Starzl pioneered a new field of surgery to more recent breakthroughs in immunosuppressive therapies, this progress has given hope to thousands of people with liver disease.
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Living-donor liver transplant surgery is not as well known as other live donation operations, but it is gradually becoming more common.
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