There is evidence that transplantation can halt the progression of, and in some instances, prevent the onset of certain long-term 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 970 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 and is a preferred provider for all major insurance companies. Each year we perform nearly 700 kidney, liver, pancreas, combined kidney-pancreas, heart and lung transplants. Since our program started in 1967, we have performed 12,000 lifesaving organ 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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