​About the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center

At the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC), located in Pittsburgh, Pa., our main goal is to improve the lives of people with intestinal failure.

Historically, our intestinal transplant outcomes have been above national averages. Most of our patients enjoy normal, oral diets and a better quality of life than before transplant.

Intestinal Transplant Highlights

  • UPMC has performed more than 500 intestinal and multivisceral transplants on both adults and children — over 25 percent of the worldwide total.
  • Our team developed and standardized many of the procedures that transplant centers around the world currently use.

Patient-focused Intestinal Care

In addition to providing state-of-the-art treatments and performing complex intestinal procedures, we:

  • Take pride in keeping the lines of communication open with patients, their families, and referring physicians regarding status, procedures, treatments, and follow-up care.
  • Maintain a personal, patient-focused approach, taking into consideration the stress and concerns many individuals experience throughout the evaluation, operation, and recovery period.
  • Use a multidisciplinary team approach, collaborating with many ancillary services at UPMC to provide our patients with the highest quality medical and social support.

Contact the IRTC

To learn more or to refer a patient, contact the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center.

Phone: 1-877-640-6746 or 412-647-5800
24-hour physician referral line: 1-800-544-2500
Fax: 412-647-5070

Email: transplant@upmc.edu

Communicate with us via our contact form.



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