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Liver Transplant

UF Health liver transplant program outcomes reach no. 1 in nation

It’s in the organ’s name — you can’t live without a liver. For patients in need of a liver transplant — whether it be from acute or chronic liver failure, cancer, or metabolic diseases — a transplant can mean the difference between life and death.

At UF Health Shands Hospital, tissue-banking system spurs increased collaboration

Blood and tissue banking have been common practice for decades. Biomedical giants are able to store large quantities of tissue for prolonged periods, but the methods of tissue collection are rarely standardized and require a lot of resources. At UF Health, Ali Zarrinpar, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division…

Christina’s Liver Transplant Journey

“When it comes to liver failure, time is crucial – 24 hours can make all difference between life and death,” said Thiago Beduschi, MD, chief of the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery and director of UF Health’s abdominal transplant program. “It all happens very fast, and you need to act quickly.”

Abdominal transplant team performs 2,000th liver transplant

Like most mornings, Thiago Beduschi, M.D., spent it in the OR, performing a liver transplant. Unlike most mornings, this liver transplant was UF Health’s 2,000th–accounting for 2,000 lives saved at UF Health’s transplant center. Beduschi is one of the many reasons UF Health is on its way to becoming…