Pediatric Liver Transplant
Liver transplantation is a life-saving treatment for children with liver failure, metabolic cirrhosis and liver cancer that requires the care of an experienced team. The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Monroe Carell is committed to being your family’s partner through this process.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts provide superior pre- and post-transplant education, care and follow-up. As part of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, we are able to provide world-class care and a seamless transition to adult care.
Conditions We Treat
Some of the many conditions we treat that require liver transplantation include:
- Alagille syndrome
- Arginase deficiency
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Crigler-Najjar syndrome
- Fulminant liver failure - viral or drug overdose
Meet Your Care Team
We are here to support your child through every step of their transplant journey. Our transplant support staff include transplant coordinators, financial counselors, child life specialists, social workers, nutrition experts and dedicated clinic support experts.
- Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, General Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Why Choose the Liver Transplant Program at Monroe Carell
- Advanced procedures
As part of an academic medical center, our team offers innovative procedures not available at other medical centers. This includes specialized split liver transplant procedures and dual organ transplants, such as liver/heart and liver/kidney. We also specialized in liver transplantation in babies under 20 pounds.
- Knowledge and experience
The Vanderbilt Transplant Center is one of the largest and most experienced in the Southeast, providing lifesaving care to our smallest patients. Our specialists have the expertise and advanced training to perform even the most complex transplant procedures with excellent outcomes. Our support staff is transplant certified where applicable.
- Team approach
We know our smallest patients require a dedicated team of specialists as knowledgeable as they are comforting in their approach to pediatric care. Our team members collaborate with experts in other medical specialties like cardiology, cardiac surgery, critical care, psychology, pharmacy, social work, nutrition and child life to provide your child with personalized care that addresses their unique needs.
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt is a UNOS-recognized Liver Transplant Program. UNOS is the nonprofit organization that matches organ donors with recipients.
- Follow-up care
Children who receive a transplant at Monroe Carell receive follow-up care throughout their lives. Studies show that patients have fewer complications and better outcomes when families work closely with a post-transplant medical team. We also use mobile phone apps and telehealth visits for all patients with the available technologies.
- Living donor program
We offer a living donor liver transplant program to reduce wait times for a healthy liver. Part of a liver from a living donor also gives patients a better chance of a longer, healthier life.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
- Coordinated pharmacy services
Our transplant pharmacists offer the highest level of care and expertise for transplant patients. Each transplant pharmacist works directly with doctors and staff to monitor patients' care plans.