Children’s has some of the highest liver transplant volumes in the country for children from birth to age 21.
What does this data mean?
In 2011, the liver transplant team at Children’s performed 19 liver transplants. This volume ranks among the highest in the country. In 2011, we performed nearly 70 percent of all liver transplants on children younger than age 6.
Why are transplant volumes important?
Statistics show centers that perform a higher number of transplants often have better outcomes.* In addition, our experienced team treats many patients with different conditions.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
- Three pediatric trained liver transplant surgeons
- Three pediatric trained hepatologists, including two surgeons who have passed the certificate of added qualification examination in pediatric transplant hepatology administered by the American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatric anesthesiologists who specialize in working with children
- Family support team, including child life specialists who educate children and families about what to expect before, during and after their surgeries.
- Adolescent transition clinics for our teen patients
*Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR)