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Can you tell me if someone has cirrhosis and needs a liver transplant, how successful is the surgery?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Very successful: There are about 6, 000 liver transplants done in the us each year. The results for cirrhosis are quite good with nearly 90% survival 1 year, 70% at 5 years, and 50% at 10 years. If the cirrhosis was due to alcohol related liver disease, of course this is limited to those recovered alcoholics.

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Last updated Dec 23, 2013

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