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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

    See what to expect following the surgery, from how long you'll be in the hospital to pain management, when you can eat and drink again, and whether you'll have a scar.

    FAQ: Living Liver Donor

    Get answers to important questions such as how you qualify to be a donor, what the first and next steps are in the process, why your blood type is important, and confidentiality.

    Evaluation to be a Living Liver Donor

    Find out what the evaluation process is like, whether it's covered by insurance, when you'll know if you're eligible to be a liver donor, 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.

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    National Liver Cancer Screening Trial

    Proportion of HCC detected at a late stage, defined as HCC beyond Milan Criteria (one tumor less than or equal to 5 cm or 2-3 tumors each less than or equal to 3 cm, in the absence of vascular invasion or extra-hepatic metastases)

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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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    CirrhosisRx CDS System

    This outcome is the aggregate adherence to five American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) quality measures applicable to hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. Th...

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    Study of Oral TLR8 Agonist Selgantolimod on HBsAg in Participants With Both Chronic Hepatitis B...

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    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in HIV Database

    Vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE) measures the speed of a mechanically generated shear wave across the liver to derive a liver stiffness measurement (LSM), which corresponds to the liver fibrosis stage. LSM is mea...

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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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    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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    A Pilot Trial to Test the Feasibility of Utilizing Home Blood Pressure Monitoring to Optimize t...

    The investigators will compare the change in mean arterial pressure before and after utilization of the data generated from the home monitoring.

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    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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    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. Mea...

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • One of the nation's best in gastroenterology & GI surgery

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      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

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    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.

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    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

    Make your hospital stay as smooth and comfortable as possible by finding out how to prepare and what to expect.

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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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    Related clinics

    Liver Transplant Program

    400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor, Room A701
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Healing Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Together (HALT) Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A701
    San Francisco, CA 94122

    High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic

    1701 Divisadero St., Third Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0316

    Liver Transplant at Fremont

    1900 Mowry Ave., Suite 1
    Fremont, CA 94538

    Liver Transplant at Fresno

    2335 E. Kashian Lane, Suite 280
    Fresno, CA 93701

    Liver Transplant at Modesto

    1444 Florida Ave., Suite 100
    Modesto, CA 95350

    Liver Transplant at Santa Clara

    751 S. Bascom Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95128

    Liver Transplant at Walnut Creek

    1450 Treat Blvd., Suite 250B
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care

    1100 Park Place, Suite 100
    San Mateo, CA 94403

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