The surgeons of the Liver & Pancreas Program at the CTRC are the same surgeons that do adult and pediatric transplants at the UT Transplant Center at the School of Medicine. They specialize in transplants of the liver, kinesy. pancreas, and lung. This is one of the reasons they have a tremendous expertise in dealing with tumors of the liver and pancreas.
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For patients afflicted with diseases that result in organ failure, replacement of that body part offers renewed quality of life and extended life expectancy. The success of transplantation rests on the talents of highly motivated and focused multidisciplinary teams, converging science and technology to its fullest extent. The faculty and staff at the Transplant Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are devoted to take on the challenges patients with organ failure face, and we will work to better the lives of our patients.
Acceptable organ donors can range in age from newborn to 80 years plus. People who are 80 years of age or older may be acceptable donors, particularly of corneas, skin, bone, or for total body donation. An estimated 10,000 to 14,000 people who die each year meet the criteria for an organ of donating their loved one's organs and tissues. By registering with the Donate Life &mdash Texas Registry, an individual indicates his or her wish to be a donor.
Some of the key areas for medical management are the problems of transplant rejection, during which the body has an immune response to the transplanted organ, possibly leading to transplant failure and the need to immediately remove the organ from the recipient. When possible, transplant rejection can be reduced through serotyping to determine the most appropriate donor-recipient match and through the use of immunosuppressant drugs.
For more information, please call (210) 567-5777 or visit the UT Transplant Center website.