Swedish’s Liver Transplant Team is dedicated to bringing new hope and the gift of prolonged life to patients who suffer from end stage liver disease and acute liver failure. The Liver Transplant Team works closely with the Liver Center Team to devise comprehensive, patient-centered assessments and treatments of end stage liver disease and acute liver injury.
The liver is the only internal human organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue. Despite the liver’s remarkable ability to self-repair, there are instances when chronic liver diseases result in irreversible damage to the liver leading to imminent complete failure of the liver.
Liver transplantation is the only option for patients facing imminent liver failure or End-Stage Liver disease. End stage liver disease may be the final stage of many liver diseases. Cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, genetic disorders, metastatic liver cancer, autoimmune disorders, obesity and toxins and drugs can be factors that cause end stage liver disease and liver failure.