Reconstructive Transplantation at UPMC

Reconstructive Transplantation

Traditional organ transplantation often is life-saving. For patients who undergo reconstructive transplantation, it is said to be “life-giving.”

Reconstructing limbs, faces, and other parts of the human body can restore a person’s functionality, ability — and often — their hope. Hope that they can live a more normal, productive, and fulfilling life.

At UPMC’s Reconstructive Transplantation Program, restoring that hope is our charge for each patient we treat.

And, we bring a wealth of clinical knowledge, historical expertise in transplant medicine, and cutting-edge research to the problems of disability, deformity, and disfigurement.

Hand and Arm

Did You Know...

Our surgeons successfully completed:

  • Their first single-hand (unilateral) transplant on March 14, 2009.
  • The nation’s first double-hand (bilateral) transplant and total forearm transplant.
  • Surgery on the nation's first female double-hand transplant recipient on September 11, 2010.

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Contact the Reconstructive Transplant Program now by filling out our online form.


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