Intestinal Transplant

People diagnosed with intestinal failure can find expert care at the UPMC Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC).

The IRTC was formally developed in 1999, at which time UPMC already had a decade of experience in performing intestinal transplants.

Our program has since distinguished itself as a worldwide leader, offering a range of intestinal rehabilitative options and transplantation services, representing more than 25 percent of the world’s total intestinal transplants.

Who's a Candidate for Intestinal Transplant?

Potential candidates for intestinal transplant at the IRTC include those with irreversible intestinal failure due to:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Vascular occlusion
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Other gut disorders, combined with organ failure

During a thorough transplant evaluation by our team of surgeons, gastroenterologists, dietitians, and dedicated nurse coordinators, we can help educate you about:

We will also provide you with resources for your caregivers and family members.

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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