We are also part of the Iowa Liver Center, a collaboration among the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center, based in Iowa City; the Iowa Digestive Disease Center (IDDC), based in Clive; and Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines (Mercy), including its affiliated clinics and subsidiaries.
Our clinics provide specialized services for patients with:
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease
- Liver failure
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Liver cancer
- Genetic disorders including hemochromatosis and Wilson's disease
- Gallstones that pass out of the gallbladder into the ducts
- Injury to the bile ducts during gallbladder surgery
- Disorders of the pancreas
- Tumors in the pancreas, gallbladder or bile ducts
- Growths of polyps in the gallbladder
Why Choose Us?
University of Iowa Health Care provides world-class care to adults and children with diseases of the liver and its biliary system. Our highly trained specialists, many of whom also conduct cutting-edge research, provide the state's widest range of services from diagnosis to ultra-sophisticated liver transplantation.
- We were the first hospital in Iowa to perform a living-related liver transplant.
- An 8-pound Iowa infant was one of world's smallest persons to receive a liver transplant in a procedure performed at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
- In a recent year we performed 34 liver transplants.
- Our 2009 Transplant Survival Rates (after one year):
- Adult Liver: 95%