Types of Transplants Offered at UMass Memorial

Because we focus exclusively on five types of transplant procedures, our transplant team has acquired deep experience that translates into excellent patient outcomes. In fact, today UMass Memorial is one of the largest and most successful transplant programs in New England based on how well our patients do.

Here’s an overview of the types of transplants we perform:

Adult kidney transplants

This highly successful surgical procedure places a healthy kidney from a deceased or living donor into the body of a patient suffering from renal (kidney) failure. Since UMass Memorial began performing kidney transplants in adults, many people have received this gift of life to help them live longer, healthier lives.

Equally important, our adult kidney transplant program is one of the most highly ranked in the entire state.

Learn more about adult kidney transplants at UMass Memorial.

Pediatric kidney transplants

Children who need a kidney transplant receive highly coordinated care through a partnership between the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, the Pediatric Nephrology Division and the Division of Organ Transplantation at UMass Memorial Medical Center. This integrated program also ensures a seamless transition from pediatric to adult care as patients get older.

We are proud that since our program began, 100 percent of our patients are doing well with a fully functioning kidney.

Learn more about pediatric kidney transplants at UMass Memorial.

Adult liver transplants

The UMass Memorial Transplant Program provides expert care for patients experiencing liver failure, including when it occurs as a result of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Our multidisciplinary team of liver transplant specialists performs transplants from both deceased and living donors with an exceptional success rate.

In fact, our adult liver transplant program is one of the most highly ranked in Massachusetts.

Learn more about adult liver transplants at UMass Memorial.

Adult pancreas transplants

People with severe type 1 diabetes may need a pancreas transplant to help control their blood sugars and lower the risk of complications from their diabetes. The UMass Memorial transplant team provides this specialized type of transplant with consistently good outcomes.

Learn more about pancreas transplants at UMass Memorial.

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants

When someone’s type 1 diabetes has impaired their kidney function as well as their pancreas, a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant may be performed. This is a highly specialized procedure offered to severely diabetic patients as a surgical alternative for managing their disease.

Learn more about simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants at UMass Memorial.