A Lifesaving Option for Children with Serious Liver Disease
Our pediatric hepatologists are liver disease specialists who routinely treat children with biliary atresia, hepatoblastoma, autoimmune liver disease, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), metabolic liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and other liver diseases. When serious, these diseases may require a liver transplant to replace a diseased liver with a healthy organ.
Largest Regional Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Duke is the largest pediatric liver transplant program in the North Carolina region. According to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, a national database of transplant statistics, our one-year pediatric patient survival rates after liver transplantation exceed the national average.
We Accept Critically Ill Patients
We are the only program in North and South Carolina that accepts critically ill low-weight babies.
We Perform All Types of Liver Transplants
That includes whole, split, and reduced livers. We also offer living related and unrelated liver transplants, a process where living family members and other donors are evaluated to donate a portion of their liver.
We Perform Multi-Organ Transplants
We are the only center in the region to perform multi-organ (liver, kidney, small intestine, and/or pancreas) transplants in children.
Access to the Latest Research and Treatments
As part of the Studies for Pediatric Liver Transplantation Network, we work with liver transplant experts around the nation. This gives us access to research and data and ensures your child receives the latest advances in transplant medicine, from surgery through recovery and the transition to adulthood.