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Pancreas Transplant

Pancreas Transplant

When someone’s quality of life is greatly diminished by the effects of diabetes, and current medical therapies are not working, a pancreas transplant can be an effective treatment option.  Currently, Medical city’s Transplant Program provides three types of pancreas transplant procedures:

  • Pancreas only transplant
  • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation after kidney transplant

How does someone qualify to be a pancreas transplant candidate?

Each potential candidate is evaluated on an individual basis, and undergoes an extensive series of tests to determine if transplantation is the most appropriate treatment option.  Candidates considered for a pancreas transplant must meet the following criteria:

  • Under the age of 50
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Experiencing recurrent problems with hypo or hyperglycemia