Hepatopulmonary syndrome care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Although it's a rare condition, Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in treating hepatopulmonary syndrome. Liver, lung and transplant specialists work closely together to diagnose and treat hepatopulmonary syndrome.

Advanced technology and treatment

Mayo Clinic is one of the nation's leading treatment and research centers for liver diseases, which means you'll have access to the latest technology and cutting-edge treatments.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is part of a multicenter research group, directed out of the University of Pennsylvania, studying the pulmonary vascular complications of liver disease. New treatment options for hepatopulmonary syndrome are being evaluated.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for respiratory disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for respiratory disorders.

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.

Lung specialist Michael J. Krowka, M.D., talks about diagnosis and treatment options for hepatopulmonary syndrome.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Many people with hepatopulmonary syndrome are referred to Mayo Clinic because of Mayo Clinic's extensive experience treating liver disease and performing liver transplants. Across its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, Mayo Clinic treats more than 6,500 patients for hepatopulmonary each year.

Treatment expertise

Replacing your damaged liver with a new liver via a liver transplant is currently the only effective treatment for hepatopulmonary syndrome in both children and adults. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience in liver transplants. Liver transplant volumes and statistics are maintained separately for the three Mayo Clinic locations. Taken together or separately, transplant recipients at Mayo Clinic enjoy excellent results.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for respiratory disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for respiratory disorders.

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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Gastroenterology and Hepatology departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Feb. 09, 2018