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Liver transplant

Read about the people whose lives were changed by liver transplant surgery at Duke.

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Giving Back After a Speedy Liver Transplant at Duke
Giving Back After a Speedy Liver Transplant at Duke

When 48-year-old Michelle Ngom woke up with a headache, fever, and nausea, she called in sick to her job as a manager at Goodwill Industries. Fearing she might ...

Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder
Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder

Children younger than age one rarely have liver transplant surgery, which can be especially complex and risky in infants. But the parents of four-month-old Noa ...

Second Opinion at Duke Leads to Successful Liver Transplant
Second Opinion at Duke Leads to Successful Liver Transplant

Lemuel Stewart was on track to being approved for a liver transplant when he got the bad news: His age and previous heart surgery disqualified him for a transp ...

Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient
Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient

Ray Thompson was a teenager when doctors first suspected something was wrong with his liver. He was an adult when he learned his condition was autoimmune hepat ...

Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke
Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke

Kenn Wiggins, 40, enjoyed five years of good health after undergoing a liver transplant near his home in Charlotte, NC. However, when his autoimmune hepatitis ...

Pediatric Liver Transplant for Teen Hockey Player
Pediatric Liver Transplant for Teen Hockey Player

Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows ...

Duke University Hospital Has Nation's Best Outcomes for Adult Liver Transplants
Duke University Hospital Has Nation's Best Outcomes for Adult Liver Transplants

Duke University Hospital has the nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants from deceased donors, according to data from 2016.

Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health
Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health

At nearly 100 pounds overweight and suffering from severe liver disease, David Tedrow could not get the life-saving transplant he desperately needed until he l ...