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Are people who drink alcohol eligible for a liver transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not current drinkers

Most centers require a certain amount of time of abstenence from alcohol before liver transplant.
6 months to a year is common.

In brief: Not current drinkers

Most centers require a certain amount of time of abstenence from alcohol before liver transplant.
6 months to a year is common.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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In brief: Liver transplant

Exclusively if you can stop, demonstrate sobriety with complete abstinence for six months and complete intensive outpatient therapy.
Ultimately, all transplant programs have a listing committee that oversees this process.

In brief: Liver transplant

Exclusively if you can stop, demonstrate sobriety with complete abstinence for six months and complete intensive outpatient therapy.
Ultimately, all transplant programs have a listing committee that oversees this process.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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In brief: Depends on status

Recovered alcoholics can be transplanted successfully.
Those who continue abusing alcohol are not usually accepted as candidates. This diagnoses of course requires careful evaluation and intervention by specialists in this area.

In brief: Depends on status

Recovered alcoholics can be transplanted successfully.
Those who continue abusing alcohol are not usually accepted as candidates. This diagnoses of course requires careful evaluation and intervention by specialists in this area.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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