An intestinal transplant may be a surgical option to treat your child with intestinal dysfunction including but not limited to: short bowel syndrome, intestinal failure, defective gastrointestinal motility, abdominal trauma, and congenital intestinal disorders of malabsorption. Duke is among a small number of U.S. Hospitals with experienced transplant surgeons who perform intestinal transplants on children. Our team will help you and your child through every step of this journey, from managing the condition before transplant through transplant recovery and follow-up.
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Why Choose Duke
On-Call 24/7 for Urgent Matters
An intestinal transplant coordinator is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, an intestinal transplant doctor is on call at all times for any urgent concerns that arise.
A Team of Experts
The Duke intestinal transplant program is led by experts in hepatology (care of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas) and transplant medicine and surgery. Some hold leadership positions in national transplant organizations.
Multiple-Organ Transplant Experience
We perform multi-organ transplants that include the small intestine, large intestine, liver, stomach, pancreas, and/or kidney.
Patient Outcomes at One Year Exceed National Average
According to the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients, 100% of our patients are alive with a functioning transplant one year after the surgery, compared to a national figure of 81%.
We Help Set National Guidelines and Educate Others
Our doctors and surgeons test new techniques and therapies and help set national guidelines. They also develop educational materials that are used when intestinal transplants are performed internationally.
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center is proud to be nationally ranked in nine pediatric specialties.