Advanced Organ Failure

At Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, we provide world-class patient care and excellence in the management of advanced organ failure. Our experienced, highly skilled physicians and knowledgeable, compassionate staff will offer you the most supportive environment to help you face the complex process of managing your condition with confidence.  

We define advanced organ failure as a disease that is chronic or recurrent to the point at which community practitioners need the input of specialized experts to provide the patient with the most beneficial care; often you will hear this referred to as patients who are not responding to traditional therapy.
Our experienced team works with you as an individual to integrate all aspects of your care; this includes working across medical departments to offer the most advanced clinical practice to address your specific condition, as well as engaging our many research facilities to find cutting-edge technologies to employ in treating your specific condition.

Learn more about clinical treatments and research in heart conditions, pulmonary and lung diseases, liver conditions and kidney conditions.

Treating Advanced Organ Failure
Our goal in the management of advanced organ failure is to stabilize your disease to the point at which total care for your condition can return to your primary physician, the local health care community and researchers that specialize in your disease. 

Treatment will vary based on your disease and its severity, but diagnosis will begin with a thorough health examination performed by our experts in order to understand the disease you have and to assess your fitness to undergo procedures:
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Imaging series (which may include, MRI, CT, ultrasound and endoscopy)


Our physicians specialize in managing advanced organ failure at the following locations: