During a liver transplant, your damaged liver is removed and replaced with a healthy one from an organ donor.
Liver transplantation is done to treat long-term (chronic) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection only after all other treatments have not worked, because transplanted organs can become reinfected with HBV.
Liver transplants typically are done at large medical centers. Transplantation is very expensive.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology|
|Last Revised||October 29, 2012|
Last Revised: October 29, 2012
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