Liver transplant surgery.During the liver transplant procedure at Cincinnati Children’s, your child will be given general anesthesia. They will be asleep throughout the surgery.

After they are asleep, the transplant surgeon makes an incision on the upper part of their belly.

The surgical team then removes the old liver. They leave portions of the major blood vessels in place.

Then, the new liver is put in its place. The team connects the new liver’s blood vessels to your child’s blood vessels. The new liver’s bile ducts are connected to your child’s biliary system. The team checks the connections to make sure they are not leaking.

The incision is then closed using special surgical thread or staples.