The Transplant Center at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston, TX
6720 Bertner Ave
, TX 77030
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Mon||7:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tue||7:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wed||7:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thu||7:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Fri||7:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
Services We Offer
Hepatobiliary surgery treats disorders of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas, e.g., cancer, tumors, pancreatitis, organ failure, hepatitis C, advanced liver disease, and gallstones. Procedures may be open or laparoscopic, and most often involve removing the tumor and/or part or all of the affected tissue.
Evaluation and Treatment of All Forms of Liver Abnormalities
The evaluation and treatment of liver abnormalities and diseases is most effective when done early. Liver diagnostics include blood tests, imaging tests, and biopsies, and they check the levels of liver enzymes and other functionality. Treatment of liver disease may involve medication, lifestyle changes, and, in severe cases, surgery or transplants.
Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease
Treatment of chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) involves lifestyle changes and medication to slow the development of scar tissue in the liver and, in cases of end-stage liver disease/chronic liver failure (caused by conditions such as cirrhosis, liver cancer, viral hepatitis, or hepatic necrosis), surgery or transplants.
Treatment of Hepatitis B and C
Treatment of co-occurring Hepatitis B and C, which cause liver disease, begins with the virus that is more dominant. Hepatitis B currently has no cure, but there are antiviral medications to manage it. Hepatitis C is treated either with chemotherapy-like injections, or with oral medications.
Treatment of Liver Mass and Liver Cancer
Treatment of liver mass and liver cancer typically involves a partial hepatectomy (partial liver resection) surgery to remove the tumor(s) and affected tissue to stop its spread. Because the liver is an essential organ, the remaining portion must be healthy enough to support the patient. Depending on severity and spread, a liver transplant may be necessary.
About The Transplant Center at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston, TX
Visit The Transplant Center at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston, TX located at 6720 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX. As part of the CHI network, The Transplant Center at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston, TX is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to Houston and nearby communities.