While total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can be a life-saving option for many, over time it can lead to medical risks.
At UPMC's Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program, the goal of intestinal rehabilitation is to end the need for TPN, while helping you live a normal life with the remaining bowel.
We can do this by using:
We tailor proper management and treatment to:
When appropriate, we will rehabilitate the bowel with the aim to eliminate TPN therapy.
However, intestinal transplant may be a better treatment option for people with irreversible intestinal failure or abdominal pathologies that cannot be treated with any other conventional therapy.
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