Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation

Your Evaluation

We’ll perform a thorough evaluation to make sure we fully understand your condition and can proceed with a plan of treatment.

To evaluate your current condition, your fitness for surgery, and your preparedness for all aspects of liver transplantation, our team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, which typically includes:

  • Blood tests:
    • Blood type
    • Tests for viruses, autoimmune antibodies, and tumor markers
    • Liver enzyme tests
    • Liver function tests
  • Imaging studies:
    • X-ray
    • MRI
    • CT scan
    • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis with culture screen
  • Cardiology tests:
    • Echocardiogram
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Stress test
    • Carotid artery ultrasound
  • Pulmonary (lung) function test

Your Social Worker will also conduct a psychosocial evaluation to ensure that you and your family are emotionally prepared for the stress that often accompanies the transplant process.

To find out more about the Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, call us at 713-441-8839 or 866-94-LIVER (866-945-4837) or send us an email.