Customer Service phone numbers listed on all patient billing statements are currently not working. Callers are experiencing fast busy signals, and/or a message that “all circuits are busy”. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

close

For the latest COVID-19 information for Massey, visit masseycancercenter.org/covid-19

close

About liver transplantation

What is a liver transplant?

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. The liver may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or individuals who are unrelated but make a good match may be able to donate a portion of their liver. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate a portion of their liver can live healthy lives with the remaining liver.

An entire liver may be transplanted or just a section. Because the liver is the only organ in the body able to regenerate, a transplanted portion of a liver can rebuild to normal capacity within weeks.
Why is a liver transplant recommended?

A liver transplant is recommended for individuals who have serious liver dysfunction and will not be able to live without having the liver replaced. The most common liver disease for which transplants are done is cirrhosis. Other diseases may include:

  • Acute hepatic necrosis
  • Biliary atresia 
  • Metabolic disease 
  • Liver cancers 
  • Autoimmune hepatitis

How many individuals in the U.S. need liver transplants?

Visit the United Network for Organ Sharing Web site for statistics of patients awaiting a liver transplant and the number of patients who underwent a transplant this year.

Get access to new, innovative care

Get access to new, innovative care

Treatments in clinical trials may be more effective or have fewer side effects than the treatments that are currently available. With more than 200 studies for multiple types of cancers and cancer prevention, Massey supports a wide array of clinical trials.

Search clinical trials
Find a provider

Find a provider

Massey supports hundreds of top cancer specialists serving the needs of our patients. Massey’s medical team provides a wealth of expertise in cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention and symptom management.

Find a provider
Request an appointment

Request an appointment

With more than 150 top cancer specialists serving the needs of our patients, Massey’s health care team provides a wealth of expertise in cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention and symptom management.

Request an appointment