The Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation
The Division of Transplantation Surgery supports the first liver transplant center in New Jersey, one of the busiest in the nation. Offering expertise in treating adult patients with liver failure requiring liver transplantation, the Division also provides comprehensive multi disciplinary team management of other complex hepatobiliary disorders, such as liver tumors, Hepatitis C, biliary strictures, and portal hypertension.
The team consists of a designated group of surgeons, hepatologists, physician assistants, nurse coordinators, social workers, financial coordinators, and nutritionists. Nurse coordinators play an important role as the daily, direct and personal liaison between the medical team and the patient.
A dedicated in-patient unit provides standardized pre- and post-transplant care. An active support group for patients who are awaiting transplant and who have undergone transplant is also supported by the Division.
The division also provides follow-up care to patients transplanted at other centers.