About the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC)
At the IRTC, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., our main goal is to improve the lives of people with intestinal failure.
Historically, our outcomes have been above national averages and most of our patients enjoy a better quality of life than before transplant and normal, oral diets.
In addition to providing state-of-the-art treatments and performing complex intestinal procedures, we:
- Take pride in keeping the lines of communication open with patients, their families, and referring physicians regarding status, procedures, treatments, and follow-up care.
- Maintain a personal, patient-focused approach, taking into consideration the stress and concerns many individuals experience throughout the evaluation, operation, and recovery period.
- Use a multidisciplinary team approach, collaborating with many ancillary services at UPMC to provide our patients with the highest quality medical and social support.