Assessing the risk of surgery in patients with liver disease
Amitabh Suman, MD
VA Medical Center and Shands Hospital at University of Florida, Gainesville
William D. Carey, MD
Director, Center for Continuing Education; Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Address: William D. Carey, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, A30, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
ABSTRACTRecent studies have defined objective criteria for determining whether surgery is safe for patients with liver disease. Using these criteria, we may extend the benefit of surgery to more patients with liver disease without increasing the risk.