Nearly 40 years of experience treating patients with advanced liver disease

We were one of the first three adult liver transplant centers in the United States and have grown to be one of the largest multi-specialty transplant centers in the nation with a global reputation for quality care.

When it comes to liver transplants, experience and expertise matter

Surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth have performed over 5000 liver transplants combined — a remarkable milestone attained by few transplant programs worldwide.

Our liver transplant program is internationally recognized as a pioneering program in liver transplants and anti-rejection treatment. Our adult living donor liver transplant program was the first in Texas and is the first in the state to offer robotic liver surgery, making recovery easier and hospital stays shorter for living donors.

Our dedicated team of medical professionals and transplant surgeons personalize your transplant journey from evaluation, to listing and recovery. Our goal is to provide the shortest possible time on the wait list and in the hospital with a rapid return to a healthy and productive lifestyle.

With outreach locations throughout Texas, we bring almost four decades of experience treating patients with advanced liver disease closer to you.

What to expect with a liver transplant

In these videos, you will learn about the liver transplant evaluation, preparation process and what to expect before and after liver transplant surgery.

In addition, you’ll learn about the transplant team and the important option of living donor liver transplant.

These videos provide an overview of the liver transplant process at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth.

These videos are ideal for potential liver transplant patients, family and friends.

Watch full length video

Lynette and Amy: A living donor success story

After Lynette was diagnosed with cirrhosis due to fatty liver disease, her journey to find an organ donor began. Little did she know, her very own daughter Amy would be the perfect match.

With Baylor Scott & White Health by their side, they had successful surgeries and are both better than ever today.

Frequently asked questions about liver transplant

A living donor liver transplant can be an alternative to deceased donor liver transplantation for some patients on the waiting list. The ideal candidates are patients who foresee a long wait on the deceased transplant list and experience complications of liver disease, such as ascites and encephalopathy and patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • ¿Quién se considera un candidato para la lista de trasplante de hígado?

    Los pacientes que tienen cirrosis con complicaciones de enfermedad hepática terminal en la que no existe un tratamiento alternativo médico razonable son elegibles para la evaluación de trasplante de hígado y la colocación en la lista de espera. Los pacientes con otras afecciones también pueden cumplir los criterios para un trasplante de hígado y ser considerados para la lista. Estas condiciones incluyen:

    • Hepatopulmonary syndrome—severe breathing problems caused by cirrhosis
    • Hepatic pulmonary hypertension—high pressure in the lungs caused by cirrhosis
    • Prurito que no se puede tratar
    • Tumores que no se pueden extirpar quirúrgicamente
    • Errores innatos del metabolismo como la amiloidosis y la oxalosis
    • Cáncer hepático primario sin evidencia de diseminación fuera del hígado
    • Episodios recurrentes de colangitis bacteriana
    • Infección recurrente de los conductos biliares hepáticos
  • ¿Cuánto tiempo es la lista de espera para un trasplante de hígado?

    The time you will wait for a transplant is highly variable. If you have a living donor liver transplant, your surgery will be scheduled. If you are waiting for a deceased donor, your wait may be difficult to predict and can range from days to years.

  • ¿Es un trasplante el tratamiento correcto para la enfermedad hepática crónica?

    La mejor opción de tratamiento depende de su diagnóstico porque la enfermedad hepática puede desarrollarse y progresar de diferentes maneras. El tratamiento de la cirrosis hepática es la razón más común para un trasplante, pero usted necesita un trasplante de hígado si su hígado está fallando, está dañado hasta el punto en que no realiza sus funciones normales y las intervenciones médicas ya no son efectivas.

  • ¿El seguro cubrirá el costo de un trasplante de hígado?

    We have financial coordinators who will help you and your family with financial related questions or concerns regarding your transplant coverage.

Our liver transplant specialists

The transplant surgeons and hepatologists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health are internationally renowned experts in the field of liver transplant.

As one of the first liver transplant centers in the country, our high volume and vast experience allows us to manage a large population of liver disease patient at our two transplant locations in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Liver transplant leadership

Sumeet asrani, md, msc

Dr. Asrani is the Chief of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation for the Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute in Dallas and Fort Worth. He served as the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Liver Disease for seven years. He provides clinical care at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie. Recently, Dr. Asrani restructured the research enterprise of the Simmons Transplant Institute and has been instrumental in elevating the name of the Institute and Baylor Scott & White as a recognized presence in the national and international academic world.

James Trotter, MD - Medical Director of Hepatology Outreach Strategy & Planning

Saleh Elwir, MD -  BUMC Medical Director of Liver Transplant

Stevan Gonzalez, MD - BAS Medical Director of Liver Transplant

Amar Gupta, MD - Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons - Transplant Institute


FitSteps de por vida

FitSTEPS for Life is an exercise program developed to tailor exercise to patient’s specific diagnosis and physical capabilities. The program permits patients to benefit from a gym-like experience for free.

Twice Blessed House - Dallas

Twice Blessed House se dedica a atender pacientes antes y después del trasplante y a sus cuidadores brindándoles un cálido ambiente familiar y los servicios necesarios para la vida diaria.

Contact us at The Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute

Dallas: 214.820.2050 | valor de la fortaleza: 817.922.4650