Top hospitals performing the most liver transplants
The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. It has several important jobs, including processing nutrients, medications, and hormones, as well as removing bacteria and toxins from the blood. The liver helps to regulate some of the most important bodily systems, but when it’s not functioning properly, it can be detrimental to your overall health.
When patients are suffering from the complications of liver disease, many opt to have the organ removed and replaced with a healthy one. This procedure is known as a liver transplant and is one of the best treatment options for patients living with these kinds of conditions.
Using Definitive Healthcare’s Atlas All-Payor Claims product, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 hospitals that performed the most liver transplants in 2023.
|% of liver transplants in the U.S.
|Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
|IU Health Methodist Hospital
|Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
|Tampa General Hospital
|Mayo Clinic Hospital - Arizona
|William P Clements Jr University Hospital
|Mayo Clinic Hospital - Florida
|Stanford Hospital - 300 Pasteur Dr
|University of Maryland Medical Center
Which hospitals performed the most liver transplants in 2023?
In 2023, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus performed the highest percentage of liver transplants in the U.S., accounting for 6.2% of total transplants nationwide. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus is one of the largest hospitals in the country by bed count and also had the highest percentage of total patients and outpatient claims across all U.S. hospitals in 2022.
The hospital that performed the second highest number of liver transplants by percentage is IU Health Methodist Hospital, which performed 6% of all liver transplants in the U.S. in 2023. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, this facility is affiliated with Indiana University as a leading academic medical center (AMC) and is one of the top hospitals in the U.S. by both net patient revenue and total outpatient claims.
Rounding out the top three is Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, accounting for 5.5% of all U.S. liver transplants in 2023. As the name suggests, this facility is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and is highly regarded for its development of advanced technology to assist with organ transplants. Additionally, this facility is ranked among the top 10 abdominal transplant teams in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
What is an organ transplant?
An organ transplant is a surgical procedure that involves removing an organ from one person (donor) and inserting it into the body of another (recipient). A person may need an organ transplant because of a disease that caused their organ to fail.
There are many organs that can be transplanted, including the:
When a patient needs an organ transplant, they are placed on an organ transplant list and must wait until a suitable donor is found, which can take time. Finding a compatible donor for the recipient is vital for the body to avoid rejecting the new organ. To prevent organ rejection, many patients take drugs that suppress the immune system and help the body accept the organ gradually.
What are the benefits and risks of a liver transplant?
Organ transplantation is one of the greatest advances in medical science in history. There are many benefits to having an organ transplant such as:
- Extending life
- Improved quality of life
- Avoiding the need for regular procedures such as dialysis
- Preventing the risk of chronic illnesses
- Avoiding the need for medications
However, not every organ transplant is completely successful. There can also be risks associated with the procedure, including:
- Complications during surgery
- Organ rejection
- Organ failure
Although organ transplantation is a complex and expensive process, it can often be a more cost-effective option for patients who are severely ill or experience organ failure of their own.
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