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
  • Transplant


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.

Hepatology Clinic at Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
6445 Main Street
Outpatient Center, 22nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030