Liver disease and transplant services

At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL), our Liver Transplant Center is home to a multidisciplinary team of experts including surgeons, hepatologists and transplant specialists. Collectively, our team has performed more than 1,100 liver transplant surgeries. We are dedicated to delivering compassionate and individualized care to our patients, and our team of board-certified physicians, world-class facilities and extensive experience with liver and kidney transplants make us one of Colorado’s leading medical centers for transplant care.

We treat a wide range of liver conditions, including liver cancer, liver failure and liver disease brought on by alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases, hereditary conditions and hepatitis. We are a CMS-certified liver disease and transplant center with documented successful outcomes that surpass national benchmarks.

Our Transplant Care team takes an individualized, caring and family-centered approach. We understand that no two transplant patients are alike, and help each patient understand their diagnosis, comprehensive health profile and various treatment options.

Our experts in liver transplantation

Our specialists are trained surgeons, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists and transplant experts with years of experience treating liver conditions and performing liver transplants. We have a leading team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians from some of the most advanced medical centers in the country. We have trained in high-volume liver transplant facilities and we bring extensive knowledge and expert care to our patients at P/SL.

Why choose us?

At P/SL, we understand the importance of developing a supportive relationship with our patients. We work to provide each patient with a detailed understanding of the treatment process, confidence and hope for a successful outcome.

We partner with a far-reaching network of hospitals to receive organ donations, and our leading surgeons have also performed living donor liver transplants. Our team has experience in complex liver disease cases and with complications before, during and after liver transplant surgery for both adult and pediatric patients. We are positioned to help our patients succeed by offering a complete liver transplant surgery and recovery process.

Additionally, our surgical team is especially adept at innovative surgical treatment of the liver and the pancreas. Our areas of expertise for surgical treatment include laparoscopic and robotic resections, microwave ablation, radiofrequency ablation and Nano knife. In addition, our surgeons are experienced in using other leading-edge treatment and technology to treat hypertension in children and adults.

Liver conditions we treat

  • Alcohol liver disease
  • Autoimmune liver disease
    • Autoimmune hepatitis
    • Overlap syndromes
    • Primary biliary cholangitis
    • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Liver cancers
    • Hepatocellulacarcinoma
    • Cholangiocarcinoma
    • Primary biliary cholangitis
    • Hepatoblastoma
    • Pancreatic cancers
  • Hereditary and metabolic liver disease
    • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
    • Hereditary hemochromatosis
    • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    • Wilson disease
  • Liver failure conditions
    • Ascites
    • Edema
    • Esophageal and gastric varices
    • Hepatic encephalopathy
    • Jaundice
  • Vascular liver disease
    • Budd-Chiari syndrome
    • Ischemic hepatitis
    • Mesenteric thrombosis
    • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Viral liver disease
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hepatitis D
    • Hepatitis E