Double Impact: Pioneering Simultaneous Liver Transplant and Gastric Sleeve

Liver failure associated with obesity is on the rise in the United States. Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon Julie K. Heimbach, M.D., and bariatric surgeon Todd A. Kellogg, M.D., discuss a pioneering technique combining liver transplant and gastric sleeve resection into one single surgery. The combined procedure is serving a patient population with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis that had traditionally been left with few treatment options.

 


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