Success Stories

"Inoperable" Liver Cancer

"I was told by specialists at four leading hospitals that my liver cancer was inoperable"


Thanks to Dr. Jeon, I am a liver cancer survivor. After receiving the devastating news that I had a cancerous tumor in my liver, and learning from four leading hospitals specializing in liver transplants that the tumor's large size eliminated the possibility for a cadaver liver transplant, I was fully convinced it was only a matter of time before I succumbed to this terrible disease. It was then, during this stressful and frustrating period, when someone miraculously referred me to Dr. Jeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He offered me an opportunity to win the battle over liver cancer—a liver transplant from a living donor- and the living donor was to be my daughter Melinda, who offered to donate her entire right lobe (61% of her liver) to replace my cancerous liver.  Although there are high risks to such a surgery for both Melinda and myself, I am forever grateful to Dr. Jeon and his liver transplant team, whose surgical expertise allowed them to successfully complete the transplant without serious complications. The success of this transplant would not have been possible without Dr. Jeon’s exceptional medical skills, commitment, and dedication to his patients. Not only is he a talented surgeon, but his concern for his patients is unmatched. He was always there for us, both day and night, whenever any concerns arose during the recovery period.




Dr. Jeon performed this remarkable surgery.