Liver Transplant Program

Liver Transplant Program

For patients with end-stage liver disease, transplant is an option that may save and dramatically change lives.

Shorter wait times: Average months on a wait list*

  • 4.2 months – The University of Kansas Hospital
  • 8.5 months – Region 8**  
  • 13.3 months – U.S. 

Volume: Number of transplants performed

  • More than 1,166 liver transplants to date (June 10, 2014)
  • 114 – Liver transplants in 2013
  • Tied for No. 10 out of 141 liver transplant programs in the nation
    as of December 2013

**Region 8 = Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Colorado

Liver transplant patients and referring doctors choose The University of Kansas Hospital because of our reputation, expertise, shorter wait times and exceptionally high standards for comprehensive care. Our patient outcomes outperform the national average, with wait times that are significantly shorter.

The region's first liver transplant program, we've performed more than 1,166 liver transplants since 1990.

Liver transplant patients receive expert, compassionate care

The success of our liver transplant program comes from our multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment and management of liver diseases. Our liver team will assess your physical and psychological condition to determine your best treatment option.

You can request a transplant evaluation

You or your doctor can request a liver transplant evaluation. One of our nurse coordinators will contact you to schedule your initial visit. You'll meet with a multidisciplinary liver transplant team that will thoroughly assess your overall physical and psychological condition to determine your best treatment option.

If a liver transplant is the right course of treatment for you, our liver specialists will provide comprehensive care and education, from your first evaluation through your liver transplant and for the rest of your life.

Request an evaluation

Organ donors save lives

Learn why organ donation is an important part of our liver transplant program and how you can become a donor.