Abdominal Transplant Surgery

The surgeons of the University of Arizona's College of Medicine have been helping patients in need of organ transplants for more than 40 years.

  • Solid organ transplants, which include kidney, liver, pancreas, lung and heart transplants
  • Bone marrow transplants, which treat devastating diseases like leukemia and lymphoma
  • Composite tissue transplants, including hand transplants and face transplants, for patients who have suffered limb loss or extensive facial disfigurement

Our transplant surgeons and physicians have specific expertise in transplants in these areas:

  • Diabetes mellitus, with a focus on pancreas and kidney transplants
  • Multiple organ transplants (e.g., pancreas-kidney, liver-kidney, heart-kidney, lung-kidney)
  • Desensitization protocols for patients with high antibody levels, positive crossmatches or ABO-incompatible grafts
  • Transplants for hepatitis or for liver and bile duct cancer

Team Approach

Our focus on continuity of care ensures that referring physicians remain an integral part of pretransplant workup and posttransplant care. Our extended team includes transplant surgeons, transplant nephrologists, transplant hepatologists, gastroenterologists, transplant pathologists, and anesthesiologists, as well as infectious disease experts, social workers, and nutritionists. This multidisciplinary approach assures optimal care during highly complex procedures.

Expertise & Progressive Medicine

Through research and clinical trials, our physicians collaborate with scientists to make the latest treatments available to patients. Many of our surgeons and physicians are internationally recognized leaders in the field of transplantation. They sit on boards of leading journals, have edited standard textbooks, and serve on various committees of transplant societies, including the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the umbrella organization for transplant services in the United States.

Make an Appointment

If you are seeking the best transplant medical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, please make an appointment by calling (520) 694-1001.