Restoring Quality of Life for our Patients
At UPMC's Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC), we put our patients first regardless of the complexity of their case. This patient-centered approach to care has provided new hope to many of our patients by restoring quality of life.
From intestinal transplant to rehabilitation and nutrition management, many of our past patients have gone on to help future patients better understand what to expect.
Our Intestinal Transplant and Rehab Patient Success Stories
Intestinal Transplant — Jennifer Alley Smith
Throughout her childhood and adolescence, Jennifer was in and out of hospitals for a condition that prevented her from naturally absorbing nutrients from food.
Finally, at 21 years old, doctors told her she needed a small bowel transplant.
Intestinal Rehabilitation — Deena Schneider
After suffering from a rare complication of bariatric surgery, Deena could no longer absorb any nutrition and had to be fed through a catheter.
Fortunately, Deena found the IRTC and our doctors started her on a plan for surgical rehabilitation.
Note: These patients' treatment and results may not be representative of all similar cases.