Families dealing with the overwhelming nature of a chronic childhood disease need innovative care and strong integrated support. Our unique multidisciplinary team at Children's Hospital Colorado is here to develop pre- and post-transplant treatment options for our patients.
Our liver transplant team includes:
- Experienced transplant surgeons in both liver transplant and pediatric surgery.
- Pediatric transplant hepatologists specialize in the care and management of children with end-stage liver disease both before and after surgery. All of our specialists are CAQ Board Certified in Transplant Hepatology.
- Pediatric anesthesiologists specialize in keeping kids safe and pain-free during transplant surgery.
- The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialized critical care unit that is staffed 24/7 with pediatric intensivists (doctors), pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and others. Each specialist is trained in the most advanced medical techniques needed to care for children who are critically ill.
- Pediatric interventional radiologists assist with the unique needs of the pediatric transplant candidates and recipients.
- Dedicated pediatric infectious disease specialists focus on the unique issues in solid organ transplantation and help optimize outcomes.
- Transplant coordinators are instrumental in the management of care of these children and the education of their families before, during and after transplantation.
- Psychologists help kids who require or have undergone liver transplant develop plans for coping with the stress related to transplantation.
- Transplant pharmacists have training specific to the needs of kids, which helps to provide safe and effective use of highly specialized medications.
- Dietitians help maximize the nutritional status of the child while awaiting a transplant and during the recovery phase.
- Nurses care for pediatric liver transplant recipients to provide excellent care and help parents understand the daily management of their child’s medication compliance and overall well-being.
- Social workers provide individual as well as family counseling and support.
- Transplant financial coordinators assist parents with navigating insurance approvals and insurance benefits.