Teamwork Key to Success in Liver Transplantation
"Never did they skip a beat, never did they falter, never did they fail to make me feel I was worth it."
An organ transplant is a complex process that involves a huge number of people – often from multiple institutions and organizations – who must all work together to achieve a successful outcome.
Teamwork is also critical within an institution to achieve best results for patients. In Jefferson’s Liver Transplant Program – where the first liver transplant was performed in the Delaware Valley more than 25 years ago – teamwork is key in liver transplantation and maintaining the highest quality with outstanding outcomes.
Jefferson has a long tradition of success in treating all forms of acute and chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, hepatitis and cancer. Our liver specialists are experienced in diagnosing and treating liver problems with the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art medical options.
If, however, a liver transplant is necessary, our multidisciplinary team of hepatologists, transplant surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, radiologists and other specialists work as a team to achieve success.
"What impressed me the most about Jefferson's [Liver] Transplant Program is the care and kindness that the transplant team had showed me," says Tomasso Miamone, a Jefferson liver transplant recipient. "Never did they skip a beat, never did they falter, never did they fail to make me feel I was worth it."