Father Saves Son by Donating Part of His Liver
UCSF Medical Center staff performed the biopsy and told us the next day that William had a condition called biliary atresia, which is the closure or absence of some or all of the major bile ducts. That evening William had surgery to assess the damage to his liver and to open bile ducts.
Later, during clinic visits with Dr. Phil Rosenthal (pictured left) and pediatric nurse practitioner and Liver Transplant Coordinator Chris Mudge, we learned about a relatively new procedure call a living related liver transplant. To us, this procedure offered the best hope.