Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program | SPLK Procedure | What to Expect | Indications and Contraindictions - Kidney/Pancreas | Indications and Contraindictions - Pancreas | Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Team
Pancreas transplantation offers the best approach for a long-term cure to diabetes. The Pancreas Transplant Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center is the second largest isolated pancreas transplant center in the United States and has been internationally recognized for innovative work, excellent outcomes, and expertise.
Pancreas transplantation at the University of Maryland can be performed as an isolated procedure or at the same time as living or deceased donor kidney transplantation.
Surgeons at University of Maryland Medical Center also have expertise in complicated cases of pancreas re-transplantation. Patients with a prior successful pancreas transplant that may have failed over years to decades may decide to pursue re-transplantation. Surgeons with expertise in re-transplantation and the more complicated technical approaches required in such patients have achieved excellent outcomes.
Patients receiving pancreas transplantation at University of Maryland Medical Center also benefit from immunosuppressive protocols that eliminate the need for steroids after the first few weeks and then require only two immunosuppressive medications. The avoidance of lifelong steroids is achievable in most patients and desirable for most recipients.