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Liver Transplant


Adult Liver Transplant

Our liver transplant team at UCLA has earned a reputation as a world leader. Over the past 32 years, we have performed more than 6,000 liver transplants and developed many pioneering treatments and techniques that are considered the standard of care today.

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Why Choose UCLA for Adult Liver Transplant?

Our team of expert physicians and surgeons offers benefits and experience other programs cannot provide, including:

  • Outstanding outcomes: Our graft and patient survival rates regularly rank higher than expected. Other programs around the country refer their most challenging cases to us, because we routinely take on patient cases that are anything but routine.
  • Highly specialized team: We offer specially trained medical specialists and surgeons. Our team includes dedicated transplant coordinators, a social worker and dietician, experts in hepatobiliary surgery, and seamlessly coordinated care from other UCLA experts.
  • Outstanding care for all phases of liver dysfunction: Our liver transplantation physicians and providers work hand-in-hand with hepatobiliary experts and the Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center to evaluate patients anywhere on the spectrum of liver disease. Our excellent communication ensures you receive needed preventive care and treatment, before, after or instead of transplantation.
  • Top-ranked patient care: Our patients benefit from the technology and sophisticated services of UCLA Health, which consistently ranks Best in the West and among the top hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals survey.

Learn more about the liver transplantation procedure.

What to Expect: Support Before, During and After Transplant

Liver transplantation is widely recognized as an effective, and preferred, therapeutic option for the treatment of end-stage liver disease. At UCLA, we continue to care for you long after your transplant surgery is complete.

Our program offers:

  • Personalized care: From the moment you walk through the door, through the procedure and for years to come, we take pride in our approach to care. We engage you in in decision-making, in a personalized, culturally sensitive environment.

  • All medical expertise in one setting: We try to make evaluation and appointments as thorough and convenient as possible for you and your loved ones. We routinely involve a range of experts, from surgery to nutrition, during consultations - from evaluation through discharge.

  • Rehabilitation and follow-up: Our rehabilitation and follow-up protocols help you return home as soon as possible. We work closely with rehab facilities to keep you on the path to recovery. Our dedicated physicians and providers often continue to care for you for years to come - or help your referring physicians get answers.

Learn more about what to expect in our patient education materials.

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