Living Donor Liver Transplant (audio)
A living donor liver transplant is when a healthy person donates a portion of their liver to another person. This procedure can dramatically cut the risk of death and complications in the recipient and improvements in surgical techniques have helped to reduce the health risks for the donor. Talia Baker, MD, discusses the donation process, the criteria for donors and post-surgery recovery.
Talia Baker, MD, is a transplant surgeon on the medical staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She also is the Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.