Liver Disease and Liver Transplant

UCSF Liver Disease and Liver Transplant specializes in diagnosing and treating liver diseases as well as treating patients before and after liver transplants. We provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options.

We offer a Women's Liver Clinic with Dr. Monika Sarkar for dedicated management of reproductive health in women with liver disease. Consultations include management of liver issues during pregnancy, as well as management of fatty liver in reproductive-age women, including women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

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    Patient education

    After Living Liver Donor Surgery

    Learn what to expect following Living Liver Donor Surgery, including length of hospitalization, scarring, pain management, when you can eat and more.

    Background on Living Liver Donors

    Are you interested in becoming a liver donor? Learn how to qualify, about the process including, blood type, evaluation, and the chances of success.

    Becoming a Living Donor

    There are two types of organ transplants capable of using living donors: liver transplants and kidney transplants. Learn more about how to become a donor now.

    Evaluation to be a Living Liver Donor

    Find frequently asked questions regarding evaluation for becoming a living liver donor including, the purpose of the evaluation process and more.

    FAQ: Getting a Liver Transplant

    Find commonly asked questions regarding getting a liver transplant including, who gets priority, whether there's a way to expedite the process, and more.

    Liver Transplant Glossary

    Use this Liver Transplant Glossary to help you understand some of the esoteric language and terms including, Angiogram, Echocardiogram, Sclerotherapy, and more.

    Living Donor Liver Transplant: The Facts

    In the U.S., there are over 17,000 patients on the liver waiting list, but only enough donated livers to perform about 5,000 transplants per year. Learn more.

    Decorative Caduceus

    Longitudinal Study of the Porphyrias

    To develop disease severity scores to describe the combined frequency and severity of disease manifestations, utilizing linear mixed effects models & stratification by age of onset.

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    ALTA TIPS: A 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients Undergoing TIPS Placement

    Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) was first developed as a salvage tool for life threatening variceal bleeding or for the management of severe ascites refractory to medical therapy. Over the past decade there ha...

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    HOPE in Action Trial of HIV+ Deceased Donor Liver Transplants for HIV+ Recipients

    Time (in days) to first of any of the following events: death or graft failure or SAE or HIV breakthrough or opportunistic infection

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    Prevalence and Predictors of Hepatic Steatosis in Persons Living With HIV

    Prevalence of hepatic steatosis in PLWH will be reported as the number of participants with hepatic steatosis, defined by controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) ≥263 dB/m, over the total number of participants assessed.

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    Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation

    Grip strength: Performance-based. Measured in kilograms. This was measured in each subject's dominant hand using a hand dynamometer (Jamar Hydraulic hand dynamometer). We averaged three trials. Chair stands: Performance-based. Me...

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    Rapid HCV Treatment Access for Persons Who Use Drugs

    Proportion of participants who start HCV treatment in each arm.

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    Spironolactone Therapy In Young Women With NASH

    The investigators will assess for change in the MRE quantified liver stiffness in kilopascals (kPA)

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • Best in Northern California in gastroenterology & GI surgery

    • Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_Health_and_Human_Services-2x

      Designated center of excellence

    • n1-2x

      in the West for number of living donor liver transplants performed

    • n2-2x

      in the U.S. for number of liver transplants performed

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

    Class

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Support Group

    Organ Transplant Support Groups

    Our heart, lung and liver transplant groups offer peer-based support for pre- and post -transplant patients, LVAD patients, families and caregivers.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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    Your Doctor Visit

    See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.

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