Our Transplantation Treatments
Adult heart transplant patients and families no longer need to leave the Tristate to receive a heart transplant. Our heart transplantation team includes heart surgeons and clinicians specifically trained in advanced heart failure and medical and mechanical heart therapies. Typically, patients are referred for evaluation in our program by their cardiologist, primary care physician, or family doctor. However, patients are welcome to contact us directly for an evaluation.
We perform successful kidney transplants from live donors to recipient patients with excellent results. Last year, our kidney transplant program performed 111 kidney transplants. We are also proud to be one of the only centers in thecountry to perform 100% of our live kidney donor surgeries laparoscopically.
Our liver transplant outcomes are consistently at or above the expected national average and compare competitively to other regional programs. The experience and expertise of our physicians also enable us to handle patients with multiple complications. Thanks to the strong team, high-risk patients have a better opportunity for a liver transplant.
Our specialized expertise for complex conditions is giving patients opportunities for restored health that were not possible just a few years ago. For example, UC Health performs kidney-pancreas transplants simultaneously in type I diabetes patients with kidney failure.
Hepatobiliary surgery involves surgery of the liver and biliary system, including the bile ducts and gallbladder. Our cutting-edge hepatology care treats liver conditions such as cancer, hepatitis, HIV, cirrhosis, fatty liver, hemochromatosis and more. The surgeons at UC Health have trained at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions specializing in this area.