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Miami Transplant Institute

1801 NW 9th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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What to Expect at Your Evaluation

Our multidisciplinary transplant team will assess your condition and recommend the best course of treatment.

When you have been referred to the Miami Transplant Institute, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. An early analysis of your liver disease is desirable because it can lead to better long-term outcomes.

Individual Evaluations

Every patient considering a liver transplant is evaluated on an individual basis. Typically, an evaluation includes an update of your health history, blood and urine tests, chest x-ray, EKG, heart function testing, CT scan, ultrasound, a physical examination, an assessment by a social worker, an insurance review by our financial counselor, and additional testing as needed.

Many patients with serious liver disease have other chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Fortunately, a transplant can be an effective treatment, even if you have these underlying problems.

Reviewing the Results

When the evaluation is completed, our institute’s multidisciplinary liver transplant team will review the results of your tests, procedures, and consultations. They may decide that further testing or other treatments are needed, or recommend a transplant. If you are approved for transplantation, you will be placed on the national waiting list of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Liver recipients are matched to potential donors according to blood type and severity of liver disease, among other factors. Your team will also discuss a partial liver transplant from a living donor if that is a treatment option.

Finally, it’s time for the surgery process to begin.

Individual Evaluations

Every patient considering a liver transplant is evaluated on an individual basis. Typically, an evaluation includes an update of your health history, blood and urine tests, chest x-ray, EKG, heart function testing, CT scan, ultrasound, a physical examination, an assessment by a social worker, an insurance review by our financial counselor, and additional testing as needed.

Many patients with serious liver disease have other chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Fortunately, a transplant can be an effective treatment, even if you have these underlying problems.

Reviewing the Results

When the evaluation is completed, our institute’s multidisciplinary liver transplant team will review the results of your tests, procedures, and consultations. They may decide that further testing or other treatments are needed, or recommend a transplant. If you are approved for transplantation, you will be placed on the national waiting list of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Liver recipients are matched to potential donors according to blood type and severity of liver disease, among other factors. Your team will also discuss a partial liver transplant from a living donor if that is a treatment option.

Finally, it’s time for the surgery process to begin.