August 27, 2020
The Liver Transplant Program at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant was recognized as the best in the nation for long-term patient survival. Our patients have a 95.61 percent chance of surviving three years or longer after their liver transplant, based on results reported to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The program also reports that patients have a 95 percent chance of surviving one year or longer after their transplant.
“The SRTR handles all the data for liver transplants,” said Dr. Preston Foster, Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant. “This achievement is a tribute to a great transplant hospital and a great team.”
The liver transplant program started in 2001 in San Antonio and has since performed more than 700 liver transplants. The program has grown to include five transplant outreach clinics across Texas in Austin, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Laredo and McAllen.
“It’s because we care for our patients like family, that they have more time to spend with theirs,” said Amanda Weichold, Vice President of the Transplant Program at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant.
The Liver Transplant Program has three surgeons and three hepatologists to care for patients. Learn more about our Methodist Transplant Institute Liver Transplant Program.