Pediatric Liver Transplant Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about pediatric liver transplant.

Commonly asked questions on the following topics:

FAQ for Patients

Before final selection and listing for liver transplantation, your child will undergo a multidisciplinary pretransplant evaluation to determine the current status of the liver disease and the extent of its progression. We want to make sure that a liver transplant is the best and safe option for your child. 

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FAQ for Donors

In living donor liver transplant, only a portion of the liver, not the whole organ, is removed for transplantation. The liver, like the skin, can regenerate itself. Remarkably, the removed portion is replaced with new, fully functional tissue in six to eight weeks. The transplant team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Health Care has been performing living donor transplants since 1995 with excellent results.

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FAQ on Laparoscopic Liver Donor Surgery

Laparoscopy can be used in liver transplants when there is a living donor who is in good health and is a good match for a recipient.

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