Pancreas Transplant Program

The Emory Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program in Atlanta, Georgia provides state-of-the-art evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for patients with Type 1 diabetes and renal disease. Combined kidney-pancreas transplants provides many Type I diabetics with kidney failure, a life-improving option as compared to daily insulin injections and dialysis therapy. Kidney-pancreas transplantation, though not considered a cure, can greatly improve the length and quality of life for many transplant patients.

Our Georgia kidney-pancreas transplant center ranks among the most prestigious transplant programs in the country, and our team of kidney-pancreas transplant specialists are highly skilled in kidney-pancreas transplant surgery and after-care. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure superior care and service.

Emory has been performing combined kidney / pancreas transplant procedures since 1989. Emory's Islet Transplant Program is currently investigating another option for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Emory Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Center Highlights

History of Pancreas Transplantation

Pancreas transplants were first used for the treatment of type I diabetes in humans in 1966. In the early years of the procedure, rates of graft and patient survival were low. Important steps towards improving results included the introduction of cyclosporine and anti-T-cell agents, new surgical techniques, and the selection of healthier recipients.

Performed Georgia's First Kidney / Pancreas Transplant

Emory's first kidney / pancreas transplant was performed in 1989. Today, the kidney-pancreas transplant program includes simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplants, pancreas after kidney, and islet transplantation.

Research & Clinical Trials

Research & Clinical Trials

The Emory Transplant Center has earned a reputation of clinical excellence and advanced research. The Center’s research funding continues to grow and research dollars received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have nearly tripled over the last six years.

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Quality Outcomes

Quality Indicators

Despite the severity and scope of the conditions that the Emory Transplant Center treats, Emory's pancreas transplant program continues to provide excellent results in patient and graft survival rates.

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