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Preparing for Your Intestinal Transplant

Once an organ becomes available, someone from the UPMC Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center will notify you.

When you get the call for your intestinal transplant:

  • Do not eat or drink.
  • Remember to bring your driving map and directions to UPMC Presbyterian.
  • Make sure you have all of your medications. And, that your caregivers and family members have theirs too.
  • Remember to pack your cell phone and charger.
  • Report to the designated area of the hospital your coordinator specified.

Your emergency contact number for the Abdominal Transplant Coordinator is 412-647-5800.

Other Intestinal Transplant Patient Resources

  • Financial Considerations: How much of the cost of your transplant will be paid by insurance and how much will you have to pay? We'll help you find out, and we'll work closely with your insurance case manager to coordinate your benefits.
  • UPMC Presbyterian Patient Handbook (PDF): Information about services and amenities, rights and responsibilities, insurance and billing, and more.
  • International Services: Arrange for a language interpreter and other services.
  • CarePages: Create your own CarePages website to keep family members and friends up-to-date on your loved one's care. It’s free and easy to do.

For Your Caregivers and Family Members

  • Visitor's Guide to UPMC Presbyterian For Family and Friends (PDF): Information about the hospital, the Oakland neighborhood, and the city of Pittsburgh.
  • Family House: Convenient, affordable housing for patients and their families traveling to Pittsburgh for treatment of serious illnesses.
  • E-Cards: If you can’t visit your loved one in the hospital, send an e-card. Once you create and personalize your electronic greeting card, a hospital staff member will print it, in color, and deliver it to your loved one’s room, at no cost to you.

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


Communicate with us via our contact form.

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