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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Mexican man grateful for normal life after liver transplant

When doctors in Mexico City diagnosed Mauricio Perez-Olegaray with liver cirrhosis, he thought the condition was the result of earlier alcohol consumption and a genetic predisposition. But at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., doctors discovered instead the silent progress of hepatitis C. For the next six years, a team of Mayo Clinic specialists cared for [...]

  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and treating people who have cirrhosis. Doctors treat more than 6,000 people each year who have cirrhosis.
  • Experience in liver transplants. Mayo Clinic researchers developed the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) now used nationwide to assess people's disease progression and allocate organs for transplant. Between mid-2012 and mid-2013, Mayo Clinic specialists performed 336 liver transplants.
  • Team approach. Specialists in gastroenterology and liver disease (hepatology) work together to provide the best possible treatment.
  • Latest technology. State-of-the-art imaging developed at Mayo Clinic helps Mayo specialists find liver disease early.
  • Research leader. Mayo Clinic specialists are working to improve treatment of cirrhosis. People being treated at Mayo are among the first to benefit from new findings made at Mayo.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

Aug. 16, 2014