There is evidence that transplantation can halt the progression of, and in some instances, prevent the onset of certain longterm diabetic complications. Learn more about how Ohio State is leading the way in organ transplantation!

Why choose Ohio State for pancreas transplant?

Expertise: Since our first kidney-pancreas transplant in 1988, we have performed more than 900 kidney-pancreas transplant surgeries. In addition, we have performed more than 170 pancreas transplants alone. We are also among the busiest kidney-pancreas centers in the world and the only adult transplant center in central Ohio.

Experience: Our Comprehensive Transplant Center has one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation. We perform more than 475 kidney, liver, pancreas, combined kidney-pancreas, heart and lung transplants each year. Since our program started in 1967, we have performed more than 10,000 lifesaving transplants.

Leading-edge treatments: We are one of the few sites in North America approved to process pancreatic islet cells for transplantation that may cure type 1 diabetes.

Pancreas transplant research: We participate in clinical trials of new immunosuppressive drugs and anti-rejection therapies.

 

Pancreas Transplant Candidates

Pancreas Transplant Candidates

People with type 1 diabetes who do not have kidney disease may be eligible for a pancreas transplant. These candidates are individuals who frequently experience life-threatening hypoglycemic episodes and who have a great deal of difficulty regulating their blood sugars over a long period of time.

People who generally are not candidates include those with metastatic cancer, active infection or severe medical problems.

Patient Process

Pancreas Transplant Process

Pancreas Transplant Process

A goal of our Comprehensive Transplant Center is to ensure our transplant patients experience a thorough continuity of services through the entire transplant process, including pre-transplant evaluation, communication throughout the waiting process, acute medical care during and following surgery, intensive outpatient treatment, post-transplant outpatient visits and ongoing telephone follow-up.

Treatment Team

Pancreas Transplant Team

Pancreas Transplant Team

Our Comprehensive Transplant Center treatment team includes:


Frequently Asked Questions

Pancreas Transplant Frequently Asked Questions

Pancreas Transplant Frequently Asked Questions

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