A liver transplant is the replacement of your liver with one that has been donated by someone else. The donated liver comes from someone who has died. In the future, it may be more common for donated liver tissue to come from a living person, such as a family member. In this case, you receive only a part of the donor's liver.
When is a liver transplant considered?
Liver transplants are considered only when there is a high risk of death from liver disease. Usually, more than one doctor will help decide if you need a liver transplant.
Connecticut Gastroenterology Associates specializing in this area:
Martin G. Hoffmann, D.O.