A liver transplant is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or failing liver is replaced with a healthy one from a deceased donor or part of one from a living donor. Patients who suffer from liver conditions — cirrhosis, hepatitis and liver cancer — may be considered for transplant when all other treatments have failed to improve their condition.
At the Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation, one of the most active liver transplant programs in the United states, our team — composed of hepatologists, surgeons, nurses, transplant coordinators, dietitians and other experts — provides the highest quality of care to patients with liver disease and liver failure. We take a multidisciplinary approach which lets us provide a continuum of care that makes it possible to work with each patient individually to treat all aspects of his or her condition. Once diagnosed, the team will design a unique, patient-focused plan of treatment based on your condition, medical history, age, gender and lifestyle.
Our team stresses prevention, early diagnosis, advanced protocol-driven disease management and accelerating discovery of better treatments for patients through research and innovation. We offer expertise in the care of patients with hepatitis B and C, biliary tract disease, pretransplant care, transplant surgery and end-stage liver disease, as well as extensive knowledge in treatment areas for primary and secondary liver tumors. If transplant becomes the best option, then we are here to guide you through the process, before, during and after your procedure.
With access to clinical trials and research, our physicians continuously seek new and improved methods to treat liver disease.
To learn more about the liver transplantation process and what to expect before and after surgery, view our Treatments and Procedures page.
Perhaps the best way to learn about our transplant specialists is through our patients. We invite you to read about their inspiring stories and their experiences being a transplant patient at Houston Methodist.
- Laura Criel found herself fighting to stay alive at age 23 when she received not only one liver transplant, but a second one that saved her life.
- Kande Fogle is now cancer free after receiving a life-saving liver transplant.
- Tyrone Ivory received a heart-liver transplant and now lives a life that does not revolve around sickness.
- Beverly Lanier is thankful for the treatment she received at Houston Methodist after undergoing a liver transplant to survive cancer.
Our physicians specialize in liver transplantation at the following locations.
Our physicians conduct pre and posttransplant evaluations at the following convenient locations.