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Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant

After all other options have been exhausted, patients with severe liver deficiencies will be referred to Temple University Hospital's fellowship-trained liver surgeons for a transplant. While all transplant surgeries must be performed at the hospital, all consultations and post-surgical maintenance appointments can be scheduled with a hepatologist at Temple Health Ft. Washington.

The Temple Liver Transplant Program is staffed by some of the leading liver surgeons in the United States. Our transplant team consists of surgeons, hepatologists, radiologists, cancer specialists and transplant coordinators, each with decades of experience in caring for critically ill patients at every stage of the transplant process.

Before a transplant can be considered, patients must undergo a proper diagnosis to determine if they are suitable candidates for surgery. Temple offers a range of diagnostic procedures, including blood tests, heart tests, endoscopies, biopsies, X-rays, MRIs and EKGs. In particularly complex cases, we also offer advanced imaging diagnostics as well as the ability to use new types of genomic and pathologic information to determine if surgery is appropriate. Some of these diagnostic services are available on-site in our Fort Washington office.

When our hepatologists determine that a transplant is the best course of action, the Temple team coordinates every step of the process. This includes:

  • Ensuring the patient stays healthy while waiting for surgery
  • Ensuring the patient is adequately prepared for the procedure
  • Creating and implementing protocols for individual needs (HIV infection, bloodless procedures, etc.)
  • Performing the transplant
  • Monitoring the patient's recovery after surgery

Learn more about Temple's approach to liver transplantation.

To schedule an appointment with a hepatologist at Temple Health Ft. Washington, click here
call 215-540-0120.