Comprehensive Liver Disease & Transplant Center
The Comprehensive Liver Disease & Transplant Center at Tampa General Hospital’s Transplant Institute is a leading transplant and comprehensive liver center. Expert physicians from multiple disciplines work together to provide comprehensive care to patients with:
- Acute liver disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Liver tumors
- Complications of cirrhosis
- Alcohol use disorder
- Gallbladder and biliary tract diseases
The Comprehensive Liver Disease & Transplant Center houses the Liver Transplant Program and Liver Cancer Program. These programs are designed to help patients navigate the complex journey of living with advanced liver diseases. In addition, we help patients understand their medical management options and evaluate their need for a transplant.
Liver Disease Management
Liver Transplant Program
Our Liver Transplant Program began in 1987 and is now one of the busiest liver transplant centers in the country. Tampa General Hospital has performed over 2,200 liver transplants. Our high patient volumes reflect the uncommon and challenging hepatic diseases we treat compared to other hospitals. This has contributed to our renowned expertise and excellent outcomes for patients. In addition, our time to transplant is historically shorter than national averages, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) data.
Liver Cancer Program
Our Liver Cancer Program treats some of the most high-risk patients with liver tumors. Our hepatology experts tailor medical management therapies specific to each patient. In some cases, liver resections are performed to remove cancerous segments of the liver, in hopes a full liver transplant can be avoided.
Liver Transplant Process
At the Comprehensive Liver Disease & Transplant Center, patient education is a priority. With our guidance, patients and their families review and understand the complex liver transplant process, which is outlined below.
Become a Patient
To become a patient in our Liver Transplant Program, you, your physician, or another hospital must fill out a referral form or call 813-844-8686. To speak to a transplant coordinator, call 813-844-7137.