Leading-edge surgical approaches are enabling Cleveland Clinic’s living donor liver transplant program to safely and successfully utilize small-size donor grafts, especially left lobes. Here’s how.
Laparoscopic Approach Aids Recovery after Living Donor Hepatectomy for Liver Transplantation
Within one month after undergoing a laparoscopically performed living donor hepatectomy for liver transplantation, donors showed a faster return to preoperative levels of mobility and body image satisfaction than donors who had open surgery, a recent study has found.
How to Build a Successful Laparoscopic Living-Donor Hepatectomy Program
Cleveland Clinic’s recently launched laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy for liver transplant program has rapidly progressed to become the nation’s most active provider. A new report reviews the program’s progress and explains the steps necessary for success.