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Liver Unit

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) Liver Services Unit is one of the largest in the UK, providing a comprehensive range of hepatology (liver medicine), liver surgery, and liver transplantation services to our patients.

As a leading provider of liver services, our care and extensive knowledge and experience of our specialist team attracts thousands of patients from across the globe.

Clinical research is supported by a range of active trials within the department.

We treat all types of biliary, pancreatic and liver diseases including:

  • liver disease
    • liver cancer
    • viral hepatitis
    • cirrhosis
    • autoimmune liver disease
    • primary sclerosing cholangitis
    • primary biliary cholangitis
    • non-alcohol related fatty liver disease
    • alcohol related liver disease
  • biliary disease
    • gallstones
    • gall bladder cancer
    • bile duct cancer
    • congenital biliary diseases
  • pancreatic disease
    • pancreatitis
    • pancreatic cancer

Finding liver services

Hepatology inpatient services are based on Ward 306, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).

Liver Surgery inpatient services are based on Ward 726, Level 7, QEHB.

The Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) and theatres are situated on Level 2 of QEHB. Liver Surgery operates from theatres 4 and 5 with an additional emergency and transplant theatre 3.

Advice and refer

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is implementing advice and refer as the only referral process for the service, using the advice and guidance functionality on the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). This will not change for cancer and two week wait (2WW) referrals.

For further information for patients, please see our advice and refer page.

Last reviewed: 13 June 2023