Liver Transplant in New Orleans: Why Ochsner
In some cultures, the liver is associated with courage. In the Gulf South, many patients are finding both courage and leading-edge, life-saving care for liver transplants at the Ochsner Transplant Institute.
In 1984, the first liver transplant in the state was performed at Ochsner and we’re currently home to Louisiana’s only pediatric liver transplant program. To date, our surgeons have performed more than 3,000 adult and pediatric liver transplants – 210 last year alone. This makes Ochsner the most experienced liver transplant center in the Gulf South.
Our Medicare-approved program is a Center of Excellence for many insurers. What’s more, our patients experience shorter wait times, reduced transplant surgery times and shorter hospital stays than the national average. In addition, our survival rate is better than the national average.
Our program is ranked among the top programs in the country for quality every year. We are currently ranked #2 in the country for liver quality by Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients..