Pancreas Transplant

The Pancreas Transplant Program at the University of Arizona offers a cadre of highly specialized experts in transplant options for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus collaborates closely on all clinical and research initiatives.

We perform pancreas transplants in all three categories:

  • Simultaneously with a kidney transplant (SPK) in uremic patients
  • Pancreas after successful kidney transplant (PAK) in post-uremic patients on insulin but not dialysis
  • Pancreas transplant alone (PTA) in nonuremic patients with brittle diabetes (e.g., patients on insulin with near normal kidney function)

Transplant patients can be referred by both nephrologists and endocrinologists, who work with us as part of our multidisciplinary team. Our experts include specialists in transplant surgery, transplant nephrology, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, pain management, pathology, and radiology, as well as dietitians and social workers.

Make an Appointment

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, please make an appointment by calling (520) 694-7365.