April 25th, 2013 | It’s one of the leading medical issues of our time: human donor organs are in extremely short supply, while nearly 20 Americans die daily waiting for a life-saving transplant. So, why aren’t more people giving the gift of life through organ donation? In many cases, family members aren’t even aware of the potential donor’s decision,… Continue Reading
A multivisceral transplant is one in which the intestines are replaced, along with the liver and/or spleen and sometimes the stomach. This is a very complicated procedure for pediatric patients, and our team is one of only a few in the country certified to perform this operation.
IU Health Transplant ranked number one in the country for volume of intestine and multivisceral transplants in 2010. As part of the IU Health Transplant center, the team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health offers the experience of a high-volume transplant center, excellent outcomes and the surgical expertise of a dedicated transplant team.
- Strong patient survival rates surpass the national average
- Significantly greater transplant rate versus both regional and national averages
- Median wait list time of 1.5 months vs the national median of 6.5 months
Multivisceral Transplant Indications
Children who have any of the following conditions may be eligible for a multivisceral transplant:
- Intestinal atresia
- Mid-gut volvulus
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Hirschsprung’s disease
- Mesenteric thrombosis
- IBD/Crohn’s disease
- Gardner’s syndrome
- Neuroendocrine and Desmoid tumors
If your child appears to be a valid candidate for a multivisceral transplant, our dedicated team will work with your family to ensure understanding of the full risks and benefits.
Multivisceral Transplant Outcomes
Ranked number one in volume nationally for intestine and multivisceral transplants in 2010, our transplant team’s experience is undeniable. We pride ourselves in our commitment to organ allocation. Our surgeons often travel across the country to evaluate an organ for a patient in need. Our dedication to going above and beyond allows us to shorten wait times and improve outcomes. Learn more about our intestine and multivisceral transplant outcomes.