Living Donation

Abdominal Surgery Types and Recovery Process

Surgeons at the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center are skilled in performing complex abdominal surgeries that can restore gut function without the need for transplant.

Corrective and rehabilitative treatment options for short bowel syndrome or other intestinal disorders can include various types of abdominal surgery such as:

  • Portal hypertension surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery corrections
  • Removal of adhesions
  • Reconnecting the bowel with the closure of your stoma
  • Complec fistula surgery and Repair of any fistulae present

If your remaining bowel length is extremely short, or your intestinal disease is associated with liver failure, intestinal transplant may be the solution.

Fortunately, at UPMC, our comprehensive team of intestinal and multivisceral transplant surgeons, paired with gastroenterologists and digestive disease specialists, will work to provide an appropriate treatment for you.