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What is the prognosis after a liver transplant?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
5 doctors agree

In brief: Usually excellent

Liver transplantation should only be performed for those expected to survive at least 3 years, one of the us government's key outcome measures for transplant programs.
Two categories of liver disease are generally linked to a worse prognosis because they can recur (come back) - cancer and hepatitis. Other patients should do well provided they take their medications and follow good health habits.

In brief: Usually excellent

Liver transplantation should only be performed for those expected to survive at least 3 years, one of the us government's key outcome measures for transplant programs.
Two categories of liver disease are generally linked to a worse prognosis because they can recur (come back) - cancer and hepatitis. Other patients should do well provided they take their medications and follow good health habits.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depend on severity

Prognosis of liver transplant depend on risks factor, severity of the cirrhosis, age factor, levels of ascites, levels of hepatic dysfunction.

In brief: Depend on severity

Prognosis of liver transplant depend on risks factor, severity of the cirrhosis, age factor, levels of ascites, levels of hepatic dysfunction.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief:

It depends on the cause of the need for liver transplant and the transplant center, but generally, 90-95% of patients are alive at 1 year, 75-85% at 2 years and 65-75% are alive at 5 years.
This is much better than the life expectancy without a liver transplant.

In brief:

It depends on the cause of the need for liver transplant and the transplant center, but generally, 90-95% of patients are alive at 1 year, 75-85% at 2 years and 65-75% are alive at 5 years.
This is much better than the life expectancy without a liver transplant.
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