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Hepatitis B (cont.)

Surgery

There is no surgical therapy for hepatitis B.

If liver damage is so severe that the liver starts to fail, liver transplant may be recommended.

  • 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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