Our Liver Transplant Program uses a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, meaning our team is made up of experts who have different backgrounds. During the liver transplant evaluation phase, you'll be seen by our medical, surgical, dietary and psychosocial teams. Their shared goal is to do a complete and thorough analysis of each individual patient to determine if he/she is a candidate for transplantation.
The pre-transplant evaluation consists of:
When you are referred for a possible liver transplant, we must obtain insurance approval before any appointments can be scheduled. Insurance is needed not only to cover the actual transplant, but also for the anti-rejection medications you will be on for the remainder of your life after transplant. Once your pre-transplant evaluation tests and appointments are complete, the team will review your results and determine if you are a candidate for a liver transplant.