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The Liver Institute

Liver Institute Services

Choosing The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Comprehensive and multidisciplinary care available at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas includes: 

  • Liver transplantation with lifelong follow-up
  • Management of cirrhosis and portal hypertension:
    • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
    • Endoscopic therapy
    • Surgical shunt
  • Treatment of acute and chronic liver disease, including:
  • Percutaneous, CT-guided, and transjugular liver biopsy
  • Multidisciplinary evaluation and management of benign and malignant pancreatic and hepatobiliary tumors and disorders
  • Management of complications related to cirrhosis and portal hypertension
  • Treatment of acute and chronic liver disease
  • FibroScan® device for the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease – the FibroScan® procedure offers patients a new scanning technology to measure the degree of fibrosis (scarring), or stiffness, in the liver without the need for a biopsy
  • Chronic pancreatitis management
  • Transarterial chemoembolization/percutaneous alcohol ablation
  • Radioactivemicrosphere treatment of liver cancer
  • Intra-arterial and systemic chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials and research

A full range of abdominal surgical services, including the latest innovations in minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce patient recovery time:

  • Radiofrequency tumor ablation (open, laparoscopic, percutaneous)
  • Open and laparoscopic liver resection
  • Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
  • Fully robotic Whipple procedure with the da Vinci® Surgical System 
  • Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
  • Complex biliary resection and reconstruction of bile duct injuries and malignancy
  • Surgical shunts for portal hypertension
  • Liver and pancreas transplantation with lifelong follow-up

Patient and family support

  • Multilingual staff and physicians, speaking Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic, with in-hospital translation capabilities for over 150 languages
  • Assistance with housing and transportation arrangements for out-of-town patients and families
  • On-call service 24 hours/7 days a week


Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those practicing at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and the Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any other affiliated institution.

The contents of this site are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with your physician or other health care provider regarding any medical conditions or decisions about medical care.



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