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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 [...]

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in liver disease (hepatologists) work with specialists in infectious disease, transplantation and other specialties to care for people who have hepatitis C. Children with advanced liver disease are treated by a team of specialists, including pediatric hepatologists, at the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic treats more than 3,600 people with hepatitis C each year. Doctors are also skilled at helping prevent and treat complications of hepatitis C.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. Treatment for hepatitis C involves antiviral medications. In some cases, liver transplant may be necessary.
  • Customized treatment approach. Mayo Clinic uses sophisticated testing to identify which genetic type of virus you have and your genetic predisposition to respond to therapy — so that therapy can be tailored to your needs.
  • New approaches. You have access to experimental treatments continually being studied by Mayo Clinic doctors and 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.

Jan. 15, 2015