Even though YNHTC treats some of the most seriously ill patients, the program's survival rates are consistently higher than the national average. YNHTC provides options and hope for high-risk patients who have been turned down for transplantation elsewhere.
Many inherited metabolic liver diseases such as Wilson's disease, Gaucher's disease, lipidosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis, tyrosinemia and glycogen storage diseases are cured by successful liver transplantation. YNHTC specializes in genetic testing for liver diseases and treatments that provide comprehensive care for affected patients.
Adult Liver Transplant Services
YNHTC offers comprehensive services to patients suffering from all forms of liver disease. Some of these services include living donor and deceased donor transplantation, treatment for liver cancer, liver transplantation in HIV-infected individuals, and pre- and post-transplant antiviral therapy to prevent or treat recurrent hepatitis C. Through our acute liver failure program, we can transfer patients to YNHH in a timely manner for transplant evaluation and medical management. In collaboration with the Medical Intensive Care Unit, we offer innovative techniques such as hypothermia therapy for the treatment of acute liver failure.
YNHTC was one of only 13 sites in the U.S. that participated in the NIH-sponsored Acute Liver Failure Study Group. This group followed and conducted treatment trials for patients with acute liver urgency and liver failure.
Pediatric Liver Transplants
The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at YNHTC provides cutting-edge treatment for children suffering from liver failure and genetic diseases of the liver that result in life-threatening complications. YNHTC is a regional leader in providing pediatric liver transplantation, serving patients from Connecticut and across the United States as well as international referrals. Innovations in surgery include living donor, split, reduced and mono-segment liver transplantation.
The YNHTC Pediatric Liver Transplant team knows that children often have special needs and unique medical complications that require a great deal of care during the transplant process.
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