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Intestine (Small Bowel) Transplants

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has played an important role in the rapid progress of intestinal transplant techniques. Our surgeons have performed approximately 45 percent of intestinal transplants worldwide.

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Conditions We Treat
From gastroschisis to volvulus, view all of the intestinal conditions we treat.

Our Physicians
Learn more about our multi-disciplinary liver and intestine transplant team.

Intestine Program Highlights

  • Children’s has performed over 250 intestine transplants since the program’s inception in 1990.
  • Children’s Hospital has the highest patient survival rates (91 percent at three years) compared with all other high-volume patient transplant centers nationwide. The national average is 67 percent.
  • Children's hosts the only international symposium dedicated to the treatment of children with intestinal disease/failure through rehabilitation and transplantation. The next meeting is the 8th bi-annual conference scheduled for September 2014.
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July 7, 2015
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Last Update
July 7, 2015