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:
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis C
    • Autoimmune hepatitis
    • Steatohepatitis
    • Esophageal varices
    • Abnormal liver enzymes/fatty liver
  • 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