Transplant Services

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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Our Medicare-approved Heart Transplantation Program was established in 1993. We also offer ventricular assist devices (VAD) placement as bridge to transplant or destination therapy.

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Our Medicare approved Kidney Transplantation Program (established in 1967 and the first in the Houston/Galveston area) has performed 2,500 transplants to date while continuing to achieve excellent results and exceeding national standards for patient/graft survival. We also offer living donor kidney transplant with minimally invasive laparoscopic nephrectomy for donors. We participate in pair donation programs and we have programs for incompatible live donors.

Our Medicare approved Pancreas Transplant Program (established in 1988) continues to grow while forging advances in transplantation applications and research. The pancreas team has performed more than 150 transplants to date and is among the largest in Texas. If listed in our program our patients experience one of the shortest waiting time in the nation for organs.

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Our Medicare-approved Liver Transplant Program was established in 2008. The program recently recruited Dr. Jeffery Fair to lead the program.   The Texas Transplant Center offers patient centered services and outstanding communication with patients and referring physicians. Our program has the specialized surgical expertise, advanced imaging technology and leading research that you would expect from a top academic medical center.

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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.

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.

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.

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Our mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation to support patients through education, technology and policy development.

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You have the power to donate life. Learn more and register to become a donor on the Texas state donor registry.

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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.

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