Liver Disease Surgery & Treatment Options


Providing dedicated options for liver disease patients

The Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital cares for complex liver disease patients who may require a range of services from many specialties. The Conover Center integrates therapies and treatments across disciplines, which include oncology, hepatology, endoscopy and interventional radiology expertise. 

Generally, liver disease and liver failure (cirrhosis) patients are at high risk for surgical and anesthesia-related complications than patients with healthy livers.

Our liver surgeons work alongside dedicated anesthesiologists and specialized staff to provide:

  • General surgery in liver failure patients, such as:
    • Hernia repair
    • Gallbladder removal
  • Minimally invasive or surgical liver resection (partial hepatectomy) — removes part of the liver due to tumor or cancer. It typically is reserved for healthy patients who have good liver function and no cirrhosis.
  • Intrahepatic resections
  • Whipple (pancreaticoduodenectomy) — a complex surgery that removes a portion of the pancreas and small intestine, the gallbladder, and the bile duct in patients with certain cancers
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Colon surgical resection or ablation procedures 
  • Transplant


Why choose Houston Methodist

• Houston Methodist offers state-of-the-art operating room technology and our team uses the least invasive surgical techniques available.
• We invest in our critical care teams, offering patients a liver ICU with specialized nursing care and staff experienced in working with patients with decompensated livers.
• We offer patients access to multiple clinical studies and novel treatments in hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and other hepatobiliary conditions.
• As one of the top programs in the country, we offer liver and multi-organ transplant as a curative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, neuroendocrine and colorectal cancer as well as other cancers of the liver.
• As needed and referred by their home physicians, patients have access to top oncologists, interventional radiologists and other specialists to deliver the most advanced treatment options available. All patient cases are reviewed by our weekly multidisciplinary tumor board.
Hepatology Clinic at Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
6445 Main Street
Outpatient Center, 22nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030 
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
6445 Main Street
Outpatient Center, 26th Floor 
Houston, TX 77030
Scheduling: 713.441.5451