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

    The objective of this protocol is to conduct a longitudinal multidisciplinary investigation of the human porphyrias including the natural history, morbidity, pregnancy outcomes, and mortality in people with these dis...

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Harvoni Treatment Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

    In the medical literature there case reports that Harvoni improves symptoms in patients with PCT. However, this has never been systematically tested. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to assess whether Harvoni ...

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    Decorative Caduceus

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

    The primary objective of this study is to determine if an HIV-infected donor liver (HIVD+) transplant is safe with regards to major transplant-related and HIV-related complications

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation

    This will be a prospective cohort study of patients with cirrhosis who are listed for liver transplantation. Subjects will undergo geriatric assessments of frailty, functional status, and disability using functional ...

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Obeticholic Acid in Subjects With Compensated Cirrh...

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate whether obeticholic acid (OCA; INT-747) can lead to histological improvement in fibrosis with no worsening of NASH in adults with compensated cirrhosis due to NASH.

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Multi-Center Trial to Study Acute Liver Failure in Adults

    The purpose of this study is to collect clinical and epidemiological data as well as serum, plasma, urine, tissue and DNA samples on individuals who have acute liver failure and on individuals who have acute liver in...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Exercise Intervention in Liver Transplant Patients

    The purpose of this study is to learn more about the effects of exercise on functional status and outcomes on patients with end-stage liver disease on the liver transplant waiting list and who have undergone liver tr...

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    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management and 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 UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.

    Support Group

    Organ Transplant Support Groups

    The UCSF Heart Transplant/LVAD Support Group offers peer-based support for heart transplant patients and patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).

    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. Learn more.

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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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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    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

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