- Liver-small bowel-pancreas (multivisceral)
Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery
During multi-organ transplant surgery, two or more diseased organs are replaced with healthy donor organs, usually from the same donor. The organs are transplanted during the same surgery, one at a time. Multi-organ transplants are relatively rare -- fewer than 1,300 were performed in the U.S. in 2021. 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. In 2021, we performed the most multi-organ transplants in the state, were in the top five for our United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) region, and were in the top 10 in the nation.
Multi-Organ Transplants Performed at Duke
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Transplant surgery is performed at Duke University Hospital. Pre- and post-transplant appointments take place at our clinics in Durham.
Why Choose Duke
Extensive Experience in Multi-Organ Transplants
With one of the highest rates of multi-organ transplants in the region and the nation, Duke has the expertise and experience to perform combinations of organ transplants not offered at other hospitals, such as heart-kidney, heart-liver, heart-lung, liver-lung, and liver-small bowel-pancreas.
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 2022–2023.