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Intestinal Transplant Information and Process

People diagnosed with intestinal failure can find expert care at the Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program.

Located in Pittsburgh, the Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program 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 Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program 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:

  • The types of intestinal transplants we perform at the Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program
  • Our transplant volumes and outcomes
  • The transplant and referral process
  • Preparing for your intestinal transplant

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