Complete care for alcohol-associated liver disease
Our team is dedicated to meeting the growing need for alcohol-associated liver disease care in our community. As the first program of its kind in North Texas, our Alcohol Liver Disease Clinic offers specialized care and support when you have both liver disease and alcohol use disorder.
With a team of multiple specialists, we provide alcohol liver disease care near you, including:
- Management of alcohol-associated cirrhosis
- Treatment for alcohol use disorder
- Transplant care for highly selected cases
Team approach to care
By bringing your care team together in one center, we offer a holistic approach to alcohol-associated liver disease treatment in North Texas. We not only care for your physical needs but also the mental, emotional and social factors that affect your health and well-being.
To help guide your care, you’ll be evaluated at our North Texas Alcohol Liver Disease Clinic by physicians on the medical staff from three specialties:
- Abdominal transplant surgery
- Clinical psychology
You also have access to a range of care and support services to meet your individual needs. If a liver transplant is recommended as part of your care, a nurse navigator will help you through each step and connect you with additional resources.
Treatment and services
We provide a comprehensive treatment program designed specifically for alcohol-associated liver disease.
From your initial evaluation at our Alcohol Liver Disease Clinic to care after a liver transplant, we offer services for your entire care journey.
- Biological, psychological and social evaluation
- Integrative care for alcohol use disorder
- Medical management of liver disease
- Transplant selection and referrals
- Referrals to addiction counselors and recovery groups
- Relapse prevention
- Post-transplant monitoring
Our goal is to help you understand your alcohol-liver disease, navigate your treatment and connect with the resources you need to successfully care for your liver in the long term.
To become a patient at our North Texas Alcohol Liver Disease Clinic, you must have a physician or clinical advocate. Before your full evaluation at the clinic, you’ll be assessed by a hepatologist (liver doctor), who may recommend you for our program.
Please give us a call to learn more information about the referral process.
After your hepatology assessment, our team will perform a complete work-up. This extensive evaluation of your alcohol-liver condition assesses your physical health, mental health, social support and other factors, including:
- Medical exam and assessment of physical anatomy
- Medical history and current conditions
- History of alcohol and substance abuse
- Family history
- Personality traits
- Neurocognitive issues
- Mental health history and current conditions
- Social factors, such as education, employment and support
- Financial and legal considerations
- Lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise
After your evaluation, our team will work together to recommend a treatment plan for you. A committee of multiple specialists at our local Alcohol Liver Disease Clinic meets to discuss your case and will decide if you are a candidate for a liver transplant.
If you are selected for a transplant, we’ll help care for you while you wait for your new liver. You’ll have biweekly or monthly check-ins to monitor symptoms and support sobriety.
After a liver transplant, our team is here to help you stay well. We provide ongoing post-transplant care services, including:
- Continued psychosocial care
- Relapse prevention and management
- Routine bloodwork
- Checkups with your care team
Liver transplant program
With one of the first liver transplant programs in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute has 40 years of experience in liver transplant. We offer innovative options to help you get the transplant care you need.