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Liver transplant surgery

Find out about liver transplant surgery, including what to expect immediately after the operation and possible problems. 

Who can have a liver transplant?

Find out who might be able to have a liver transplant for early liver cancer. 

Finding and waiting for a donor

Find out about how liver donors are found, coping with the wait and what happens when the liver becomes available.

Preparing for a liver transplant

Find out about what happens before the operation, including having an anaesthetic.

After a liver transplant

Find out what to expect in the first few days after your operation. 

Problems after surgery

There is a risk of problems or complications after any operation. Find out about the possible problems after having a liver transplant.

Last reviewed: 
14 Nov 2018
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