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Pancreas Transplant

World leader in pancreas transplant

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As a world leader in pancreas transplantation, we performed the world’s first pancreas transplant in 1966. We proved that transplant surgery can allow a person with diabetes to live without insulin injections. Since that time, we have performed nearly 2,000 pancreas transplants – approximately 10 percent of all pancreas transplants in the world. We’ll gladly put that vast experience to work for you – or someone you care about.

Our physicians performed the world's first simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant in 1966. Today we educate patients about the importance of getting a pancreas transplant before they experience kidney failure. However, if a patient is already in kidney failure, our surgeons can perform a living donor kidney transplant, followed by a pancreas transplant. The pancreas transplant helps protect the new kidney from the recurring damage of diabetes.

We are also the home of the oldest, largest living donor pancreas transplant program. In 1979, David E.R. Sutherland, MD, PhD, performed the world's first partial pancreas transplant from a living related donor. To date, we have performed more living donor pancreas transplants than any other center in the world. In 2000, our surgeons performed the world's first surgical laparoscopy for removing a kidney and partial pancreas from a living donor. To learn more, please read our Pancreas Transplant Program fact sheet.
To make an appointment, call 612-672-7270.

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Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.