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Why Choose UW Health for Pancreas Transplant?

Nationally-recognized leader
UW Health's pancreas transplant program is one of the most active, successful pancreas transplant programs in the world and has gained national and international recognition for leadership in transplant surgery and care of transplant patients. Since the program began in 1982, there have been over 1,600 pancreas transplanted by UW Health Transplant.
Innovation, research and leading-edge technology
UW Health Transplant is part of an academic medical center with research and teaching as part of its mission. This environment allows for leading-edge medication protocols, technology, organ recovery techniques, surgical techniques and post-transplant care.  
Excellent patient success
UW Health Transplant has consistently led the nation in patient outcomes despite taking patients whose conditions are so complex that other centers would not consider them for transplant.
Compassionate, customized patient care
UW Health Transplant is proud to provide world-class care that is tailored for each patient. Patients receive support throughout the entire transplantation process including the decision-making process, evaluation, waiting period, surgery and hospitalization, and follow-up care after surgery. Patients are educated thoroughly on how to care for themselves after a transplant to ensure the return to quality of life. Our patient satisfaction survey results show that our patients rate their satisfaction with our program consistently high.
Knowledge and expertise
The highly-experienced UW Health transplant team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for transplant patients and creating the future of transplantation. Our multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced health care providers work together to provide patients with the best outcome possible. The team approach allows us to provide our patients with customized, comprehensive care and ensures the continuity of care. While the staff has increased in size, our program is unique because the founding faculty and other key personnel have essentially remained unchanged over the past 20 years. This has allowed for a steady growth and stability unmatched by any program in the United States.
Wait time to transplant
While the patient's wait time for a pancreas transplant can vary greatly, UW Health Transplant's average wait time is typically less than the national average.