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Alternatives to Pediatric Liver Transplant

The Pediatric Hepatology Program

The multidisciplinary team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Pediatric Hepatology Program involves both medical and surgical consultations in every evaluation in order to determine the best approach for each child.

Liver transplantation provides a well-understood benefit for many types of disease, but there is also a well-known set of risks associated with transplantation. Sometimes, doctors are able to provide benefits similar to liver transplantation with an alternative procedure that carries less risk to the child. Our liver specialists use their years of expertise to create a therapeutic treatment plan for each individual child to provide the greatest benefit with the least risk.

Liver Conditions We Treat

Children’s Hepatology Program treats a wide array of liver diseases with advanced therapeutic treatments such as partial external biliary diversion for progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis and medical management of Wilson’s disease. Below are the most common conditions we treat:

Pediatric Hepatology Program

Children’s has been caring for children with liver disease for decades. Our doctors and researchers have been dedicated to helping children with liver disease by exploring all treatment options, maximizing liver function, and maintaining growth and development of each child.

Meet Our Hepatology Team

Children’s Pediatric Hepatology Program features several of the country’s leading experts focusing on the management of liver disease that explore all treatment options of medical and surgical care.

Last Update
November 30, 2010
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Last Update
November 30, 2010