UPMC Liver Transplant Clinic at UPMC Williamsport — World-Class Transplant Care Close to Home
If you, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with liver disease, traveling for care may seem overwhelming. With the opening of the Liver Transplant Evaluation Clinic at UPMC Williamsport, you can now access the world-class expertise of the UPMC Liver Transplant Program in your own backyard.
The Liver Transplant Evaluation Clinic at UPMC Williamsport, provides support for patients with chronic liver disease and offers a range of pre-liver transplant evaluation services, including:
- Imaging scans
- Blood tests
- Diagnostic tests
- Consults and exams
- Ongoing education about liver transplant and living donation
The UPMC Liver Transplant Program is one of the oldest and largest transplant programs in the country. Since the program's inception in 1981, more than 6,000 adults have received liver transplants. Today, we lead the nation in the overall number of liver transplants performed from both deceased and living donors.
Our experts believe that liver transplant services should be available to all patients who will benefit– even those with a low MELD score or complex cases.
UPMC continues to be at the forefront of innovations that can improve the lives of patients. With the establishment of the Liver Transplant Evaluation Clinic at UPMC Williamsport, we are excited to bring these high-quality evaluation services to your community.
What is a Living-Donor Liver Transplant?
Living-donor liver transplant provides a viable alternative to the liver transplant waiting list, with improved outcomes compared to deceased-donor liver transplants. Living-donor liver transplants offer life-saving benefits, including:
- Little or no wait
- Quicker recovery time
- Improved long-term outcomes
At the Liver Transplant Evaluation Clinic at UPMC Williamsport, our team is available to discuss living donation and to provides resources to help you identify a living donor.