A liver transplant is a treatment for life-threatening end-stage liver failure. Surgeons replace your diseased organ with healthy liver tissue. It may be a deceased donor’s liver or part of a liver from a live donor.
Liver failure is a serious condition. It can cause confusion, jaundice (yellowed skin or eyes), bleeding, swollen abdomen, sleepiness or coma.
Liver dialysis (filtering) and other nonsurgical therapies treat liver failure, but you may still need a transplant. A liver transplant procedure may extend your life and enable a more active lifestyle. Temple Health’s transplant team will discuss your best treatment plan, including diet and lifestyle changes.