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. Since the program began in 1982, our team has completed more than 1,700 pancreas transplants.

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. View current research

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

Our team provides 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 been here for more than 20 years - stability unmatched by any program in the United States.
Our 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 on how to care for themselves after a transplant so they can return to a good quality of life.

Wait Time to Transplant

Our average wait is between three months and two years, depending on your blood type.