A hepatic or liver transplant replaces a diseased liver with a healthy one. Doctors use it to treat liver failure or end-stage liver disease. Sudden liver failure may result from infection or complications caused by certain medications. Usually, it is the end result of a long-term condition. Cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, Wilson’s disease, liver cancer or alcoholism may contribute to the need for a liver transplant.
Many international hospitals offer liver transplant surgery, and some patients cross borders for the procedure. Transplants abroad are more affordable than surgeries at home, and world-class medical teams ensure safe, quality treatment. A liver transplant is only performed when the organ no longer functions. Before transplantation, foreign patients are evaluated by a hepatologist or liver specialist, transplant surgeons, psychiatrist, financial counselor and other professionals.