Liver Transplantation

A donated liver that has been stored with advanced machine preservation methodsOrgan transplantation that prolongs and dramatically improves quality of life is nearly a daily occurrence at Columbia University Medical Center.

The success of solid organ transplantation – with improved surgical techniques, replacement organ procurement, and medical management – is advancing each year. Many of these advances have resulted from scientific and clinical research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center.

Liver transplant procedures at the CLDT take advantage of the most sophisticated medical knowledge and surgical technology available today, including living donor transplantation, partial liver transplantation, advanced organ preservation techniques, liver transplantation in HIV- and Hepatitis C co-infected individuals, and antiviral therapy to prevent or treat recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation.

Video: Innovations in Liver Transplantation (26 min) »

Dr. Robert Brown – What degree of liver failure necessitates a liver transplant?

Dr. Tomoaki Kato – When is a liver transplant needed?

Dr. Tomoaki Kato – What happens during a liver transplant operation?

Dr. Robert Brown – What happens during a liver transplant operation?

Dr. Tomoaki Kato – How does a liver transplant treat liver cancer?

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