Liver Transplant

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure during which a diseased or failing liver is replaced with a healthy one. Patients are considered for transplantation after all other treatments have failed to improve their conditions.

Houston Methodist’s Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation and J.C. Walter Transplant Center have hepatologists, surgeons, nurses, transplant coordinators, dietitians and other experts who provide the highest quality of care to patients with liver disease and liver failure. Our specialists work with each patient to treat all condition characteristics. Once a diagnosis has been made, the team designs a unique, patient-focused treatment plan based on your condition, medical history, age, gender and lifestyle.

Our team stresses prevention, early diagnosis, advanced disease management and accelerated discovery of better patient treatments through research and innovation. We offer expertise in all aspects of pretransplant care, transplant surgery and end-stage liver disease, as well as extensive knowledge in primary and secondary liver tumor treatment. If transplant is the best option, we guide you before, during and after your procedure.

With access to clinical trials and research, our physicians constantly seek to improve liver disease treatment methods. Visit our treatments and procedures page to learn about liver transplantation.

Patient Stories 
The best information about our transplant specialists comes from our patients. Read their inspiring stories and learn about their experiences at Houston Methodist.
  • At age 23, Laura Criel was fighting for her life when she arrived at Houston Methodist, desperate for a liver transplant. It took two transplants in as many weeks for Laura to get the liver she needed to survive.
  • Kande Fogle is now cancer-free after receiving a life-saving liver transplant.
  • Tyrone Ivory received a heart-liver transplant and lives an illness-free life.
  • After undergoing a liver transplant, Beverly Lanier is thankful for the treatment she received at Houston Methodist that helped her beat cancer.


Our physicians specialize in liver transplantation at the following locations.

Our physicians conduct pre and posttransplant evaluations at the following convenient locations.