Liver Disease and Transplantation
More than 1,500 liver transplants have been performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In 2013, we performed 113 liver transplants, including 16 adult living donor liver transplants, making ours one of the largest living donor programs in the US. Our results overall are excellent and compare favorably with local, regional and national statistics.
The liver disease and transplant program at Northwestern’s Kovler Organ Transplantation Center offers a complete range of medical and surgical interventions to treat patients with complex liver disorders, including liver disease management, end-stage disease treatment and liver transplantation.
We have been recognized for our success with new immunosuppressant agents that help reduce post-transplant complications and are one of the few hospitals in the Midwest to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic resections of liver tumors and laparoscopic procedures in patients with cirrhosis. Additionally, we were one of the first hospitals in Chicago with a dedicated liver cancer clinic.
The Kovler Organ Transplantation Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive, compassionate care throughout the transplant process. Our transplantation programs include:
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For more information about Liver transplants call 312-695-0870.