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Why Choose UW Health for Liver Transplant?

Nationally-recognized leader
UW Health Transplant is one of the most active and successful liver transplant programs in the country. It has gained national and international recognition for leadership in transplant surgery and the care of transplant patients. Since the program began in 1984, it has provided over 1,800 patients a second chance for life through liver transplantation.
Innovation, research and leading-edge technology
UW Health Transplant is part of an academic medical center with research and teaching as part of its mission. This environment allows for leading-edge medication protocols, technology, organ recovery techniques, surgical techniques and post-transplant care.  
Excellent patient success
UW Health Transplant consistently leads the nation in patient outcomes, despite taking patients whose conditions are so complex that other centers would not consider them for transplant.
World class, customized patient care
UW Health Transplant provides quality, compassionate care that is tailored to each patient. Patients receive support throughout the entire process of transplantation including the decision-making process, evaluation, waiting period, surgery and hospitalization, and follow-up care after surgery. Patients are educated thoroughly on how to care for themselves after a transplant to ensure the return to quality of life. Patient satisfaction surveys results show that UW Health Transplant patients rate their level of satisfaction consistently high.
Knowledge and expertise
UW Health Transplant is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for patients and creating the future of transplantation. Our multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced healthcare providers work together to provide patients with the best outcome possible. The team approach allows us to provide our patients with customized, comprehensive care and ensures the continuity of care. Our surgical team has more than 60 years of combined experience performing liver transplants. This has allowed for a steady growth and stability unmatched by any program in the United States.
Wait time to transplant
While the patient's wait time for a liver transplant can vary greatly, UW Health Transplant's average wait time is typically less than the national average.