During multi-organ transplant surgery, two or more diseased organs are replaced with healthy donor organs, usually from the same donor. One organ is transplanted at a time, but during the same surgery. Multi-organ transplants are relatively rare -- just over 1,000 were performed in the U.S. in 2019. Because the risks of a multi-organ transplant are generally higher than the risks of individual transplants, they require medical expertise and advanced surgical skills that are only available at hospitals like Duke.
Multi-Organ Transplants Performed at Duke
- Heart-kidney transplant
- Heart-liver transplant
- Heart-lung transplant
- Liver-lung transplant
- Liver-small bowel-pancreas (multivisceral) transplant
Transplant surgery is performed at Duke University Hospital. Pre- and post-transplant appointments take place at our clinics in Durham.
Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why we are once again recognized as the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 11 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.