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Liver Transplant

The Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation

Referral Process

 

University Hospital Liver Transplant Program welcomes referral requests from physicians or directly from prospective patients. The Division of Transplant Surgery office telephone number is (973) 972-7218. Referrals should be made Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

For physicians referring patients

If you have a patient that you would like to be evaluated for liver transplantation or hepatobiliary surgery, please call the transplant office and leave a message with the secretary. One of the transplant surgeons or physician assistants will return your call as soon as possible to obtain clinical information regarding your patient. You will be asked to provide the patient's telephone number so we may call the patient to schedule an appointment. You will also be asked to provide the following:

  • most recent laboratory test results
  • radiology reports (ultrasound, CT scan ,or MRI, if any)
  • endoscopy reports
  • liver biopsy report, if any

These reports may be faxed to our office at (973) 972-6227. If your patient had a recent CT or MRI scan, please ask that they obtain copies of the films from the appropriate facility and bring them to their appointment.

For patients referring themselves

Please call the transplant office and leave a message with the secretary. One of the physician assistants will return your call as soon as possible to ask you some questions about your health and the reason your physician asked you to contact our program. You may be required to speak with the financial coordinator about insurance issues or if you do not have insurance before an appointment is made. Once you are given an appointment, you must obtain the following from your physician's office:

  • copies of your most recent laboratory tests
  • copies of any X-ray reports
  • copies of any endoscopy reports
  • copies of liver biopsy report, if any

If you had a CT or MRI scan recently, you will be asked to obtain copies of the X-ray films from the hospital or radiology office at which you had the scan performed. This is extremely important, and you need to have them for your first office visit with us.