Texas Transplant Center

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Welcome to the Texas Transplant Center

We know that facing a transplant is a serious matter, an issue of life or death. Our goal at the Texas Transplant Center is to provide exemplary care, to apply our talents, skills and the latest medical knowledge to help you.  Please explore our site and contact us if you have any questions or if we may serve you.

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Donate Life Texas

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Serving patients from locations across Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

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SRTR Transplant Program Reports is a reliable source of information for patients, families and medical professionals. It includes waiting time, organ availability and survival statistics. To see Texas Transplant Center’s report please click here.


Message from the Director

Organ transplantation at UTMB has a long tradition of excellence. Founded more than 40 years ago, the program has been a pioneering force in the field.

UTMB's kidney transplantation program was established in 1967; it was the first in the Houston/Galveston area, and has performed more than 2,500 transplants. The pancreas transplant program started in 1988 and is among the largest and most active in Texas.

The surgical and medical subspecialty teams within the Texas Transplant Center not only perform transplants but also provide medical care and services for people with organ failure or other diseases in advanced stages. Our patients also benefit from the work of active researchers at UTMB. Regardless of the type of procedure, UTMB's transplant care team works diligently with our patients, their families and referring physicians to provide constant feedback regarding health status. We believe good communication is the key to providing exemplary patient care.

If you know of someone who would benefit from our program or if you simply want more information about our center and its capabilities, we are at your service.

• Our 24/7, toll-free phone number is (800) 323-4109;
• You can contact the center online;
• And, you can reach me via email at: lucicale@utmb.edu.

Each of us in the Texas Transplant Center wishes you and yours the best of health. However, should you ever need us, we are here for you.
 

Luca Cicalese MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Transplantation Surgery
Director, Liver Transplant



 

 
 

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