What degree of liver failure necessitates a liver transplant?

A patient's "model for end-stage liver disease," or MELD, score, is key to whether surgery makes sense. Learn more about liver transplants and MELD scores by watching this video featuring liver transplant surgeon Dr. Robert Brown.

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