Abdominal Transplantation

Find options and hope through UPMC’s intestinal, kidney/pancreas, and liver transplant programs.

Our surgeons perform more types of organ transplants than those at any other institution, including complex and combined abdominal procedures.

Our kidney, liver, and digestive specialists are experts in their fields. Many are involved in cutting-edge research into hereditary aspects of disease, novel therapies, and new ways to use antirejection medicines to improve outcomes for patients.

Transplant Treatment for:

Intestine and Multiple Organ

  • Patients diagnosed with severe gastrointestinal dysfunction or irreversible intestinal failure.
  • Offers three main types of intestinal transplants for patients with:
    • Abdominal trauma, blockage of the intestinal blood supply, or Crohn’s disease
    • Both liver and intestinal failure
    • Two or more failing intra-abdominal organs (stomach, duodenum, pancreas, intestine, liver)


  • Patients who have end-stage kidney disease, complications from diabetes, or both.
  • Offers traditional transplantation of the kidney donated from a deceased donor, as well as living-donor surgery.
  • Provides isolated pancreas transplantation, as well as combined kidney-pancreas transplantation.


  • Patients with acute and end-stage liver disease, including high-risk patients who have been turned down for transplantation elsewhere.
  • Provides treatment options for patients with all forUPMC of liver disease, including those who may not qualify for transplantation.

Pediatric Intestine and Liver

Pediatric Kidney

 Read the Transplant Outcomes Report

UPMC Abdominal Transplant Fast Facts

  • Our main goal is to improve the lives of patients with end-stage organ failure.
  • Our surgeons have performed more than one-third of the world's total intestinal and multivisceral adult transplants.  
  • More than 6,000 patients have received liver transplants since the inception of UPMC's Liver Transplant Program.
  • New antirejection therapies allow organ recipients to enjoy better health with fewer restrictions.

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