Q&A with Barry Schlansky, MD, from Oregon Health & Science University: Taking a New Look at Liver Transplants for Obese Patients

NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Adam Hochron
In the past, patients deemed obese (especially those who were morbidly obese) may have been passed over for a life-saving liver transplant. A recent study showed they may be just as viable candidates for the procedure as others in the patient population.

Barry Schlansky, MD, MPH, from Oregon Health & Science University discussed the results of a study which could help make the procedure available to a much larger number of patients despite the limited number of organz available for donation and transplantation during the Liver Meeting in San Francisco. 

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