About the Evaluation
The purpose of the evaluation is to:
- Introduce you to all members of the liver transplant team.
- Confirm the diagnosis of the liver disease. (In most cases, the referring doctor already has made a diagnosis.)
- Determine how severe the liver disease is to select the options for management, which may include liver transplantation, and determine the urgency of the need for transplantation.
- Inform you and your family about the liver disease, the transplant operation and risks and benefits.
Pre-Transplant Patient Evaluation
Talking with Your Child About Liver Transplantation
It can be challenging as parents to know how to best support your child during the stressful and hopeful period of transplantation. We will provide you with the "Pediatric Liver Transplantation Booklet for Parents and Their Children," written by a specialist from the Child Life Department at Cincinnati Children's.
The focus of the information in this booklet is to help parents help their children understand and cope with the various phases of their diagnosis and treatment. Hopefully, this information will help you feel more confident during this challenging time.