• Liver Transplant

    At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, we have a strong foundation of excellence in liver transplants. Some of our impressive milestones include 

    • New England’s first successful liver transplant was performed by our surgical team in July 1983. 
    • New England’s first Live Adult Donor Liver Transplant (LADLT) was performed by our surgical team in December 1998. 
    • Lahey’s Live Donor Adult Liver Transplant program is the largest in the country, with more than 270 surgeries performed to date. 
    • Our Live Donor Adult Liver Transplant Program was one of the first in the country to receive accreditation from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS.) 
    • Our combined team of liver and kidney transplant surgeons performed the nation’s first combined live donor liver and kidney transplant in 1999. 
    • Our liver transplant team performed the first domino transplant in the United States for familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy in 1992, and we have since maintained one of the highest volumes of such surgeries nationally. (In a domino transplant, a younger person with familial amyloidosis, a condition in which an abnormal protein damages the body’s tissues and affects the organs, gives his or her liver to an older person, who most likely will be unaffected by the condition which takes decades to develop.  The donor then receives a liver transplant from another donor.) 

    At Lahey, you can be assured that you will be in expert hands for liver transplantation.



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