Organ Transplantation

Liver Transplant

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Why choose us

The shortest wait time in the region from waitlist to transplant

As the US continues to face a major organ shortage, the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian utilizes innovative methods to expand the donor pool for children and adults. When liver transplant candidates come to our center, they have more options, a better chance of receiving a transplant, and experience shorter wait times on the waitlist than other centers in the region. With more than 2,500 liver transplants performed to date, our outcomes continue to meet or surpass national and regional averages.

With a focus on treating adults and children with all stages of liver disease, we provide the complete testing and services patients will need to be treated for their stage of liver disease including diagnostic testing, medical treatment, surgery, transplantation, and support. Our surgeons are especially skilled at performing liver transplantation in patients with complex conditions such as hepatitis C virus, HIV, fatty liver disease, and bile duct and liver cancers.

Over 2,500
Liver transplants performed to date
Shortest waiting time in the region from waitlist to transplant
Highest survival in the region while on the waitlist


Innovative methods to expand the donor pool for children and adults

Given the US organ shortage, the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to finding innovative ways to increase the chance of a patient getting a liver transplant for children and adults. Our multidisciplinary liver transplant program offers the following services for children and adults with all stages of liver disease:

For patients waiting for a life-saving liver transplant, living donor liver transplantation offers many benefits including shorter wait times, faster recovery times, and better outcomes compared to deceased donor liver transplant. As one of the largest and most experienced programs in North America, our center has performed more than 400 living donor liver transplantations for adult and pediatric recipients. Learn more.

As the first program in the nation to offer minimally invasive laparoscopic donor surgery and the only program in the Northeast to offer fully laparoscopic liver removal surgery, donors at our center report less pain, shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, accelerated recovery, and improved quality of life compared with traditional transplantation methods.

We perform liver transplants from both deceased and living donors. Our team works with you to determine the best option, optimizing your overall health while waiting for a liver and working to achieve long-term survival with the highest quality-of-life possible.

Learn more about NewYork-Presbyterian's Pediatric Liver Transplant program.

As the US continues to face a major organ shortage, our center is spearheading innovative methods to expand our living donor liver transplant program even further by prioritizing the development of a liver paired exchange program.

Since the liver has a unique ability to regenerate itself, it can sometimes be used to transplant 2 different patients. As one of the few centers in the United Sates to utilize split liver transplantation, we are helping to increase the donor pool for children and adults.

our team

As pioneers in the field, our team continues to advance techniques to improve outcomes and safety in both donors and recipients

Our multidisciplinary liver transplant team is focused on optimizing your overall health while waiting for a liver, minimizing your time on the waitlist, and achieving optimal long-term health and quality-of-life outcomes. Our team includes a dedicated transplant coordinator, as well as transplant surgeons, hepatologists (liver doctors), gastroenterologists, critical care specialists, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, physical therapists, social workers, and financial counselors. We also have dedicated support services just for living liver donors. We have one of the most experienced programs in the country, having performed over 2,500 liver transplants and over 400 living donor liver transplants. Patients from across the country and around the world come to our hospital for our experience and expertise.

our approach to care

Transplant care for life

Liver transplant requires life-long care. Our compassionate team provides personalized care every step of the way—from the uncertainty of waiting for a liver, to the hospital stay and your long-term follow-up care. We partner closely with you and your family with the end goal of helping you spend less time in the hospital and more time living life.

Transplant Patient Story – Francis Mbappe

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