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.
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:
- 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
- General surgery in liver failure patients, such as:
- Hernia repair
- Gallbladder removal
- 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
In addition, Houston Methodist has a dedicated inpatient unit and a surgical liver intensive care unit where patients with liver failure can receive compassionate care from specially trained and experienced staff.
6445 Main Street
Outpatient Center, 22nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030