Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant

Service Type
Body
At the UVA Transplant Center, we’ve performed more than 1,400 liver transplants since our program started in 1988. We were the first Medicare-approved liver transplant center in Virginia. Our transplant recipients include patients from all over Virginia. We also specialize in both out-of-state and international patients with particularly challenging cases. We care for patients who are awaiting liver transplant through medical management and state-of-the-art imaging and drug therapy, which can improve survival after transplant.
Clinical Practice Terms

Liver Transplant Surgery

Service Type
Body

A new life with a transplanted organ begins in the hospital, right after the transplant operation. The average hospital stay for a liver transplant recipient is less than two weeks, with a stay of two to five days in the intensive care unit.

During the hospital stay, your care team will carefully monitor you. You’ll also receive extensive training on self-care at home and the drugs needed to protect the transplanted organ from rejection (called immunosuppressants).

Clinical Practice Terms
Stephen H Caldwell

Stephen H Caldwell, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Primary Location:
Digestive Health Center
Phone:
434.243.3090
Patrick G Northup

Patrick G Northup, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Primary Location:
Transplant Center
Phone:
434.243.3090
Curtis K. Argo

Curtis K. Argo, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Primary Location:
Surgical Care
Phone:
434.243.3090
Neeral L Shah

Neeral L Shah, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Primary Location:
Digestive Health Center
Phone:
434.243.3090
Sara K Rasmussen

Sara K Rasmussen, MD, PhD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Pediatric Surgery
Phone:
434.982.2796
Shawn J Pelletier

Shawn J Pelletier, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Transplantation
Primary Location:
Transplant Center
Phone:
434.924.9462