Why choose Ohio State for auto islet transplant?
The Comprehensive Transplant Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation. Over 9,250 organ transplantations have been performed here since 1967.
- The only institution in central Ohio, and one of a small number in the nation, with an FDA-approved isolation laboratory for pancreatic auto islet transplantation, which ensures that the process is done to the highest standards.
- A National Pancreas Foundation Center for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer since 2014. This designation recognizes premier healthcare facilities that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of the “whole” patient to enhance the best possible outcomes, improve quality of life and advance research.
- Active member of the Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry (CITR) since 2008. Sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the mission of CITR is to expedite progress and promote safety in islet cell transplantation.
Commitment: Our multidisciplinary team works together to optimize patient outcomes. This includes gastroenterologists, transplant surgeons, endocrinologists, transplant psychologists, social workers and an extensive support team, each addressing individual factors that impact transplantation success. Always interested in the next breakthrough, our disease specialists also participate in clinical trials for pancreas disease and islet transplantation outcomes that are sponsored by the National Institute of Health.
Proven Success: Ohio State performed its first auto islet transplant in 2008, so we’ve gained the important insight and experience needed to successfully prepare, treat and support our patients before, during and after the surgery.