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Surviving Hepatitis C -- A Patient’s Journey Through Two Liver Transplants

  For most organ transplant recipients, receiving the “gift of life” is a one-time experience. But for Nellie Betancourt, battling the hepatitis C virus that had been in hiding in her body for years required another “second chance at life,” thanks to a second generous donor and a new generation of anti-viral drugs. Betancourt, a [...]

  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in liver disease (hepatologists), abdominal surgery, infectious disease management and other specialties evaluates and treats you. Mayo Clinic doctors work with doctors from many other areas to provide the most appropriate care. Pediatric hepatologists at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota work with adult hepatologists to care for people of all ages.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have experience diagnosing and treating people who have liver disease.
  • Specialized procedures. Living-donor transplants, domino liver transplants and multiorgan transplants are among Mayo's areas of specialization.
  • Surgical expertise. Mayo Clinic liver transplant surgeons have performed more than 4,500 procedures using state-of-the-art technology since performing their first liver transplant in 1985. Transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average.
  • Efficient system. In Mayo Clinic's system, your transplant doctors and treatment team will examine you, perform your transplant and coordinate follow-up care.
  • Research. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials, research and new treatments.
Feb. 10, 2015