What Happens During a Liver Transplant Operation?

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OK. So in a liver transplant operation, we remove the patient own liver and replace it with the donor liver. The liver has a major blood vessel or artery called hepatic artery and a vein called portal vein and also another vein called hepatic vein. So these are the three major blood vessels that has to be cut and reconnected.

So we have a lot of vascular work to do the surgery. And at the end of the surgery after the new liver is in and gets the blood flow, we also connect the bile duct. That's another.