Hepatitis B (cont.)
There is no surgical therapy for hepatitis B.
If liver damage is so severe that the liver starts to fail,
liver transplant may be
- Liver transplant is a major process and surgery with an extended recovery period.
- It also depends on the availability of a matching donor liver.
- If liver transplant becomes a possibility for an individual, a health care
practitioner will discuss the risks and benefits with them.
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