Translate this website

Liver services including transplantation

The Royal Free is host to one of two liver transplant and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) units in London and is a designated cancer centre for the treatment of tumours of the liver and pancreas.

We are a major centre for kidney and bone marrow transplants and one of the seven liver transplant centres in the UK. Patients are referred to us from across the UK and abroad. Some of these seek a second or a third opinion, having been deemed inoperable or untreatable elsewhere.

The Royal Free is one of the few centres in the UK to offer liver transplants from live donors and in February 2012, we performed what was believed to be the first UK transplant between an adult live donor and an adult with acute (fulminant) liver failure.

UCLPartners' liver and digestive health workstream, of which the Royal Free is part, is ranked in the world top ten with a superb international reputation for its research, service and education.

The trust has the largest neuroendocrine tumour service in the UK which has an international reputation for the management of patients with this type of cancer. NETs are known as a ‘quiet’ cancer as they are relatively rare and can be hard to diagnose. In 2010, the Royal Free NET unit was the first to become a European centre of excellence for this type of cancer. The unit receives referrals from across the UK as well as from abroad.






View PDF brochure