- Experience. Mayo Clinic is one of the nation's leading treatment and research centers for liver diseases, and Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in treating hepatopulmonary syndrome.
- Good results. People with hepatopulmonary syndrome who receive a liver transplant at Mayo can expect long-term outcomes similar to other people who receive liver transplants — a greater than 85 percent survival rate after five years.
- Teamwork. Liver, lung and transplant specialists work closely together to diagnose and treat hepatopulmonary syndrome.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for respiratory disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked high performing for respiratory disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for respiratory disorders.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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