Elizabeth Thomas, DOGeneral Surgery Transplant
Fabian Rodas Ochoa, MDGastroenterology Transplant
Jason Rocha, MDGastroenterology
Learn more about liver transplantation and share resources from University Health Transplant Institute with your family.
Visit our website's liver health page to learn more about your liver, their function, diseases and conditions, such as liver disease, that can damage your liver.
Liver Tumor Care
Find comprehensive, advanced care for cancerous and noncancerous liver tumors through our outpatient Texas Liver Tumor Center. You’ll appreciate our unique one-day patient evaluation process that allows you to consult with top experts
Liver Transplant Patient Guide
Refer to the Patients Guide to Liver Transplant education booklet that explains steps to transplantation or talk to a care team member for personalized information about liver transplantation.
Your transplant social worker will work with you and your family if you need financial, emotional and social support before and after a transplant. Social services include assistance with:
- Attaining medical equipment and supplies
- Reducing stress and adjusting after transplant recovery
- Finding medication assistance programs
- Finding funding for health care and benefits information
- Planning transportation to appointments
- Referring you to services in your community and home health
Look to the Pastoral Care Services Department at University Health for spiritual and emotional support for you and your family during the transplant process.
Connect with others facing similar challenges and celebrating similar milestones.
For emotional support and transplant information, you can contact your transplant social worker at 210-567-5777.
Explore the University Health Transplant Institute social media spaces to share learning and support others.
- University Transplant Institute Patient & Caregivers Facebook group
- University Transplant Institute Facebook page
Connect with an organ transplant recipient through our mentoring program. Your mentor can offer valuable insight and perspective while you’re waiting for a transplant.
Transplant Patient Endowment Fund
Request financial help during treatment from donations to the University Health Foundation Transplant Endowment Fund. Ask your transplant social worker about this your eligibility for this Fund if you need assistance with your medical costs.
Online Organizations and Patient Resources
Look for information about liver disease and transplantation from the following organizations.
American Liver Foundation
Transplant Information and Organizations
National Foundation for Transplants
OrganDonor.gov (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA)
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
UNOS Transplant Living (for patients)