Experts in Intestinal Transplant
The Duke intestinal transplant program is led by experts in hepatology (care of the liver) and transplant medicine, some of whom hold leadership positions in the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Our transplant surgeons have successfully treated people who have been declined for an intestinal transplant at other hospitals. In addition to intestinal transplants, we also perform multi-organ transplants that include the small intestine, liver, pancreas, stomach, colon, and kidney.
National and International Leaders
As nationally respected leaders in the transplant field, our doctors and surgeons test new techniques and therapies and help set national guidelines. We also develop educational materials that are used when intestinal transplants are performed internationally.
Dedicated Hospital Unit for Transplant Patients
Our solid organ transplant unit is dedicated to caring for people throughout their organ transplant journey, whether they are waiting for a transplant, recovering from surgery, or are returning to the hospital. The unit is staffed by a dedicated team of providers experienced in caring for people undergoing liver, kidney, small bowel, pancreas, or intestinal transplants. These include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, patient coordinators, and more. Patients and their families can establish relationships with our providers and staff and feel secure in the hospital environment.
Access to Clinical Trials
Our national involvement includes participation in clinical trials that test new therapies designed to improve nutrient absorption in people with intestinal failure, as well as ways to reduce transplant rejection. You or your child may be eligible to participate.
Dedicated Transplant Coordinator
Our team also includes transplant coordinators who help you navigate the process. These advanced-care nurses and our social worker can answer questions you or your caregivers may have about the wait time before the small bowel transplant, the surgery, financial concerns, physical and emotional issues, dietary requirements, and more.
On Call 24/7/365
For urgent matters, a 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 needs that arise.