Intestine (Small Bowel) Transplant

Quick Facts

Who needs a transplant?

The loss of absorptive capacity of the small intestine can result in intestinal failure. There are different reasons for intestinal failure.

Pre - Transplant Evaluation


Although it is possible for a living donor to donate an intestine segment, most intestine transplants involve a whole organ from a deceased donor. Intestinal transplants is a very challenging procedure. It is the least frequently performed vascularized intra abdominal organ transplants.

Small intestinal transplant can be of different types.

Postoperative Care

Living with a Transplant