We are proud to be Texas' choice when it comes to the pancreas and kidney-pancreas transplant programs. Our multidisciplinary transplant team provides an advanced level of care for our patients. From the initial consultation to recovery, we are with you every step of the way to make sure your transplant surgery is as successful as possible.
To learn more about our pancreas transplant services, please call (210) 575-8425.
Qualifying for a pancreas transplant
Patients who have severe Type 1 diabetes may qualify for a pancreas transplant. The transplant process begins with a referral from your physician. Once we receive the referral and review your medical history, we will schedule an initial appointment. The appointment typically lasts five to seven hours. If you are a suitable candidate for a pancreas transplant, you will be placed on our waiting list.
Pancreas transplant surgery
We perform both pancreas and kidney-pancreas transplant surgeries. The pancreas transplant surgery typically lasts about three hours with recovery time in the hospital lasting about seven to 10 days. Kidney-pancreas transplant surgery typically lasts a few more hours and requires a longer hospital stay after the surgery.
Pancreas Transplant Clinic location
Our clinic is located right behind Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant at the following address:
8201 Ewing Halsell Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Pancreas transplant at Methodist Healthcare
A pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces the existing pancreas with one that is able to produce insulin. This procedure is typically performed as a potential cure for Type 1 diabetics.Learn about Pancreas transplant