Your surgery may last from four to 12 hours depending on your condition. Most patients who have had previous surgeries remain in surgery longer because of scar tissue accumulation. During surgery, your damaged liver and gallbladder will be removed and replaced with the donor liver. Your gallbladder is not required and won't be replaced.
See more information on living donor liver transplants.
If you are in or approaching end-stage liver disease and would like to learn more about whether a liver transplant is a good option for you, please call the UCSF Liver Transplant Program at (415) 353-1888.
Patients who live outside San Francisco may be evaluated in our California clinics located in Fort Bragg, Fresno, Modesto, San Jose and Santa Rosa as well as our clinic in Las Vegas. Initial appointments for these clinics are arranged through the Liver Transplant Program.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.