Published: April 9, 2012
St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital Opens Outreach Clinic for Advanced Cirrhosis Evaluation and Treatment
St. Luke's the Woodlands Hospital (SLWH) has recently opened an outreach clinic for advanced cirrhosis therapies and pre-screening for potential liver transplant with Texas Medical Center physicians.
The clinic, staffed by the liver transplant physicians from St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Cooley Transplant Center®, in affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine, serves patients with end-stage liver disease, complications of cirrhosis, and benign and hepatobiliary disorders. The clinic offers services at SLWH every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., by appointment only.
Debra F. Sukin, senior vice president of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, and CEO, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital, said, “We are extremely pleased to announce our new transplant outreach clinic as patients in The Woodlands now have access to the nation’s best liver disease and transplant physicians in our own community.”
Sukin further added, “St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Cooley Transplant Center® is the largest liver transplant program in Houston and the second largest program in Texas. In 2011, 150 people received liver transplants in Greater Houston, and there are currently 610 people awaiting the life-saving gift of a liver transplant in the Houston area. We are proud to be working in collaboration with the liver transplant program at St. Luke’s, which has the nation’s best outcomes.”
To schedule an appointment at the clinic, call 1-877-64-LIVER (1-877-645-4837). St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital is located at 17200 St. Luke’s Way in The Woodlands, at the southwest corner of SH 242 and I-45. For more information, call 936-266-2000 or visit StLukesWoodlands.com.
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