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Liver Transplant + Bariatric Surgery = the New Marshall

Marshall Curtis was diagnosed in 2009 with end stage liver failure and cirrhosis secondary to Alpha1 Antitrypsin deficiency. Obesity and encephalopathy were additional challenges confronting the Mayo team. He was recommended for a new study program combining a transplant and bariatric surgery to improve his chances for a transplant and long term survival. Listen to [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat thousands of people with liver disease. All Mayo campuses have transplant centers, where Mayo surgeons have performed more than 5,000 liver transplants.
  • Advanced diagnosis. Mayo Clinic researchers invented magnetic resonance elastography, a noninvasive test that maps hardening of the liver. Precise diagnosis of liver disease is important to guiding treatment.
  • Surgical expertise. Mayo Clinic liver transplant surgeons use state-of-the-art technology. Transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average.
  • New ideas. Mayo Clinic researchers are studying ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

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.

July 15, 2014