Living Donation

Intestinal Transplant Information and Process

People diagnosed with intestinal failure can find expert care at the UPMC Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC).

Located in Pittsburgh, the IRTC was formally developed in 1999, at which time UPMC already had a decade of experience in performing intestinal transplants.

Our program has since distinguished itself as a worldwide leader, offering a range of intestinal rehab options and transplant services, representing more than 25 percent of the world’s total intestinal transplants.

Who's a Candidate for Intestinal Transplant?

Potential candidates for intestinal transplant at the IRTC include those with irreversible intestinal failure due to:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Vascular occlusion
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Other gut disorders, combined with organ failure

During a thorough transplant evaluation by our team of surgeons, gastroenterologists, dietitians, and dedicated nurse coordinators, we can help educate you about:

We will also provide you with resources for your caregivers and family members.