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Liver Transplants

Children’s Hospital Liver Transplant Program

The Children’s Hospital Liver Transplant Team cares for children with advanced stage liver disease through evaluation, surgery, post-transplant management of care, and transition to adult care. A liver transplant can cure or reduce symptoms of many liver diseases and is often the best option for children with severe liver disease or damage. As the only freestanding pediatric liver transplant program in Louisiana, our team of providers excels at handling the toughest challenges in pediatric care. Our family centered approach means you’ll play an active role in your child’s care to achieve the best possible outcome.

A liver transplant may be indicated for the following pediatric conditions:

  • Acute liver failure
  • Alagile syndrome
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Cholestatic diseases
  • Metabolic liver diseases
  • Liver tumors and cancers
  • Other liver diseases

A comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach is provided to our patients and their families. The team includes the following pediatric providers:

  • Hepatologists
  • Transplant Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Child life specialist
  • Dietitians
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Intensive care specialists
  • Laboratory specialists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses and nurse navigators
  • Social workers

Our services:

At Children’s Hospital New Orleans our team offers the following types of transplant surgeries:

  • Whole liver transplant – the patient receives a whole liver from a deceased donor
  • Live donor liver transplant – the patient receives part of a liver from a living donor
  • Split liver transplant – the patient receives one of two parts of a liver from a deceased donor and another patient receives the other part
  • Segmental liver transplant – the patient receives a smaller, trimmed down liver from a deceased donor

Our team is here to answer your questions and help you make decisions regarding your child’s healthcare. Contact us at 504.896.9238.

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