This quick video introduces members of the UCSF care team for infants and children with liver and bile duct disorders. Learn how they work to make treatment easier on families, prepare kids for surgery (including transplants), facilitate the referral process and keep providers informed.
Yeah, my name is Amani Google and I'm one of the pediatric surgeons at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Together with my colleagues. I care for infants and Children with liver and bile duct disorders. I'd like to introduce the members of our team. And together we would like to provide you information about the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital pediatric liver center. Hi, my name is Nicole padilla and I'm the patient navigator for our pediatric liver center here at UCSF. Our pediatric Hepatology lists include Dr Siri, Dr Emily Pareto, Dr jennifer burgess, dr Philip Rosenthal and Dr Preta Mahogany. I'm lisa Gallagher and I'm a nurse practitioner with the pediatric liver transplant program here at UCSF. I worked closely with Dr Sang milking. One of our pediatric liver transplant surgeons. We all worked very closely together with our colleagues in radiology including Dr Jesse Corti and Dr paolo koli Hi, my name is Tracy Serotta. I'm a pediatric nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology here at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. I specialize in solid tumors including liver tumors. And I worked very closely with Dr Arun Ramdas swami who is a pediatric oncologist specializing in rare tumors including liver tumors. We all work very closely with Dr Su jin chu who was our lead pathologist in the liver center. Hi, my name is mara oh day. I'm a nurse practitioner with the pediatric surgery team and excited to be a provider with the pediatric liver center. I worked closely alongside our surgeons Dr Elmore Nagel and Dr Han Min Lee. Now that you've been introduced to the members of our team Let me tell You a little bit about the pediatric liver center at UCSF. The pediatric liver center is dedicated to the care of infants, Children and adolescents with disorders of the liver and bile ducks. Our team of experts spans the complete spectrum of both medical and surgical disciplines, which allows us to provide the best comprehensive care for our patients. Part of my role on the team is to help families prepare for surgery. Sometimes we have the opportunity to meet families months in advance and develop that relationship and other times it's done in an expedited fashion close to the time of surgery at the pre op visit, we will meet with you together as a team and provide you a detailed overview of what to expect from everything from the surgery to postoperative recovery. Dr Nagel utilizes diagrams and images to help with the explanation, which is extremely helpful. We also maintain a very close working relationship with all of our colleagues and pediatric anesthesia team, which helps us to provide a safe and successful experience at UCSF. Children with liver tumors are often referred to the pediatric liver center by their primary provider or their local oncologist. These patients are generally presented at our pediatric liver tumor board, which meets about once a month after the presentation. A summary of the recommendations are sent to the referring provider. Oftentimes we'll also send a personalized email to the referring provider so that the things that were discussed could easily be followed up on some Children who were referred to the pediatric liver center require liver transplant as you might imagine. This is a complex process and we work closely with you and your family from the day of your referral to the time that your child transitions to adult care. We work together with many specialists here at the at UCSF including our pediatric social workers, child life radiologists and multiple other providers to ensure that you and your family receives the care that they need for a smooth process at what might be a stressful time for your family. My role in the pediatric liver center as a patient Navigator includes coordinating visits for the families that are being referred to us, serving as the main point of contact for referring providers and communicating directly to our team. When a referral is perceived once we receive our for all for a patient, I then communicate with our team who comes up with the care plan for the patient. I then contacted the family to set up a consultation with her team. We both offered in person as well as telehealth visit by providing telehealth visits as an option. It saves the family a trip to san Francisco especially if they live hours away. It also saves them money or resources by not having to pay for gas parking or possibly a hotel to stay in the city. Telehealth also helps the patients and families maintain their work or school schedule and provides more flexibility and scheduling for our providers as well as patients. There are many ways that a patient gets referred to our liver center. Sometimes the referrals come through directly to our providers. Or I work with local teams and coordinating a patient's referral. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our pediatric liver center if we can provide care to your child. As you can see, this is a large team of providers that's dedicated to helping take care of our patients with liver and bile duct disorders. We hope you found this informational video helpful and we want to make this referral process as smooth and personal as we possibly can. Thanks for listening. Yeah. Mm hmm. Yeah.