A transplant is commonly considered when the liver can no longer function properly, and liver failure has been diagnosed, or for liver cancer. Liver failure can be caused by a chronic medical condition called “cirrhosis”, or sudden failure can occur following an infection, a complication from medication, or a number of other reasons.
The liver plays many vital roles in your body, including filtering blood and aiding the digestion of nutrients. If liver failure does occur, and no other treatment options are possible, a transplant is necessary.
Our Liver Transplant Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is the only liver transplant center in the UAE. It was the first in the UAE to carry out a living donor liver transplant and the first to carry out a deceased donor liver transplant. We work very closely with the Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center in the US, one of the largest and most successful liver transplant programs in the world.
A liver transplant is commonly considered in patients who have irreversible liver failure, when no other treatment options are available, or for liver cancer. Conditions that may eventually require a liver transplant include:
When a liver transplant is needed, the transplant team will review your medical history and carry out a wide range of tests to evaluate your individual case. From the early stages, to surgery and during the extended aftercare, our experienced team offers expert compassionate care and support. Treatment stages include:
As a candidate for a liver transplant, you will receive care from an experienced and specialized team. Caregivers from a number of specialties will work together to make sure the best possible outcome is achieved. From the surgeons performing the transplant, to the counselors offering support post-surgery, our multidisciplinary approach ensures you receive cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care. Caregivers may include:
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