Pancreas transplant surgery in North Texas
At Medical City Healthcare hospitals, dedicated teams of transplant specialists provide patients with comprehensive care plans, leading-edge testing and evaluation, expert pancreas transplant surgery and long-term post-surgical care.
To learn more about pancreas transplant surgery and our services, please call our free, 24-hour Ask a Nurse line.
Pancreas transplant program
Pancreas transplant may be an option for patients who have diabetes and have not been able to properly manage it using other medical treatments. Through our transplant program, patients are evaluated and undergo testing to determine if they are viable candidates for surgery.
At Medical City Dallas and Medical City Fort Worth, patients have three pancreas transplant surgery options:
- Pancreas-only transplant
- Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation
- Pancreas transplantation after kidney transplant
Pancreas transplant qualifications
Pancreas transplant candidacy is based on a variety of factors. Your doctor can provide more information about whether you are a candidate for pancreas transplant surgery.
To be considered for a pancreas transplant, a candidate usually meets the following criteria:
- Patient is 50 years old or younger
- Patient has Type 1 diabetes
- Patient is experiencing problems with hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia