Liver Transplant Outcomes & Survival Rate Information

liver referral form buttonLiver transplant centers have their survival rate statistics tracked by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), and Tampa General Hospital’s Transplant Center is no exception. When looking at these numbers, it’s important to remember that many factors can affect the statistics. For example, survival rates may be different for transplant programs that accept many difficult transplant cases that other transplant centers may not accept. TGH is one of the transplant centers that does accept high-risk organ transplant patients, and when the SRTR analyzes our survival rates, it takes this difference into account and even provides “expected rates” that indicate what would be anticipated at our program if it were performing like similar programs with similar patients.

According to most recent SRTR data released in July 2015, the one-year adult patient survival rate for the liver transplant procedures at TGH was 91.55 percent, compared to the 90.86 percent national rate. We have a higher-than-average survival rate thanks to many factors, including our experience treating a high volume of patients. Our liver transplant program has performed an average of 97 transplants per year since 2007, making us one of the busiest centers in the country. This high volume of transplants gives our transplant health care team more opportunities for addressing the challenges specific to liver transplant patients.

Some of the other factors that play a role in TGH’s high survival rates include:

  • Our interdisciplinary team – The members of our liver transplant health care team are also intimately involved with TGH’s other organ transplant programs. Through these interactions, our interdisciplinary team gains valuable knowledge and experience pertinent to liver transplant procedures.

  • Our relationship with our organ procurement organization – We work with LifeLink Foundation, Inc., one of the nation’s top organ procurement organizations. This close relationship – not to mention LifeLink’s successful procurement efforts – helps us maintain one of the shortest times to transplant in Florida and the nation.

For more information about Tampa General Hospital’s liver transplant survival rates and statistics, visit the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.