The Texas Liver Tumor Center

Texas Liver Tumor Center Team of physicians in white coats Comprehensive, Cutting-Edge Care At The Texas Liver Tumor Center

The Texas Liver Tumor Center (TLTC) was formed as a partnership between University Health System, UT Health San Antonio and The Texas Liver Institute, with the intent of creating a unique, advanced healthcare system to treat a wide variety of liver tumors.

Our state-of-the-art outpatient center provides a full range of services for patients with liver tumors. Our unique streamlined process enables patients to consult with some of the nation's top liver tumor specialists to receive a comprehensive, specialized treatment plan.

Patients may come for their primary liver tumor care, a second opinion on a diagnosis, to explore cutting-edge clinical research options, or to find out more about new non-invasive or surgical therapies.

All patients with cancerous and non-cancerous liver tumors are welcome at the Texas Liver Center.

Our Unique One-Day Patient Evaluation Process

A patient may request an appointment at the Texas Liver Tumor Center or be referred by their healthcare provider. Once the appointment is made, the patient will be partnered with a Patient Navigator who will assemble the patient's information and facilitate any additional testing needed for the patient.

Since it's our goal to get all testing done in one day, appointments usually begin early in the morning. Each patient receives a personalized agenda tailored to their needs.  During their appointment patients may receive:

  • Blood Work and imaging tests performed on site by our experienced laboratory personnel and radiologists.
  • One-on-one consultations with our hepatologists, oncologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, dietitians, social workers, interventional radiologist and other liver tumor specialists.
  • An afternoon session where our medical professionals will hold a multidisciplinary meeting to collaboratively determine the optimal approach to treatment and discuss it with the patient and their family.

Once our team has developed an individualized treatment plan for the patient, all recommendations are put into a comprehensive report. A copy of the report is available to other healthcare providers caring for the patient. By the end of the day, patients are scheduled for treatments, imaging services, and follow-up appointments.

To learn more about us at the Texas Liver Tumor Center or to request an appointment, call 210-743-4306


Conditions

Texas Liver Tumor Center offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment options for cancerous and benign liver tumors.

Download our patient guide today for more detailed information on the different kinds of liver tumors and liver conditions we treat.

Testing & Diagnosis

Undergoing testing and awaiting a diagnosis can be a long, drawn-out, and oftentimes stressful process. At Texas Liver Tumor Center, we aim to diagnose you as quickly as possible so you can get started on your treatment plan straight away.

Testing and diagnostic procedures we offer include: MRI and CT imaging, magnetic resonance elastography, liver function testing, liver biopsy and genetic testing.

Treatment

We offer a full scope of treatment options for your condition, as well as access to cutting-edge research and clinical trials through our partnership with Texas Liver Institute and UT Health San Antonio.

Prevention

If you know you are at high risk for developing a liver tumor, whether due to family history or other lifestyle factors, prevention can be vital to helping you reduce your risk.

What to Expect

What to Expect

Our appointments begin early in the morning. Upon checking in with our reception team, a patient will receive a personalized schedule for the rest of the day. The precise agenda will be tailored to the patient’s unique needs, but appointments typically include:

  • Blood work and imaging tests performed and processed on site by our experienced pathologists and radiologists
  • One-on-one consultations with our hepatologists, oncologists, surgeons, dietitians, social workers, and other liver tumor specialists
  • Tumor Board: an afternoon session during which our medical professionals will hold a multidisciplinary meeting to collaboratively determine the best approach for treatment, after which the patient will be given materials to help them understand their diagnosis
  • Consultations with our interventional radiologists or transplant physicians, if needed

At the Texas Liver Tumor Center we strive to provide an exceptional level of comprehensive care and hepatology services in a patient-centered environment.

Each patient may see up to five physicians during their visit. Every patient has an evaluation by the hepatologist from the Texas Liver Institute, the Premier group in Texas providing hepatology care, as well as our experienced medical oncologist. Our cancer doctors specialize in hepatobiliary cancer and are renowned in their field.

The Texas Liver Tumor Center takes a concierge approach to each patient’s care. We are driven by patient care to have your imaging and blood drawn by our experienced medical technician so that your results will be available for review within an hour. Snacks and beverages are provided to make your visit more comfortable.