Intestinal Transplant

A history of top performance.

In 1990, Nebraska Medicine transplantation specialists were among the first to recognize patients suffering from the complications of intestinal failure and began performing liver and intestinal transplants.

In 1993, we became one of the first medical centers to perform isolated intestinal transplants.

In 2000, we formalized our Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, providing a successful alternative for selected patients suffering from intestinal failure.

Today, Nebraska Medicine is one of a few facilities with expertise in intestinal failure—and one of the busiest programs in the United States. Innovation, solid outcomes and high patient survival rates have distinguished our center as a leader in intestinal failure.

Nebraska Medicine is also one of the original Medicare-designated centers to perform multi-visceral (transplanting multiple organs of the digestive system) and intestinal transplants for pediatric and adult patients in the nation.

Roughly one-third of intestinal transplantation procedures performed on children around the world has been done at Nebraska Medicine. Not only have we performed numerous transplants, we’ve also trained a generation of clinicians around the world.


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Nebraska Medicine 

  • Is the largest pediatric provider for intestinal transplant therapy in the country
  • Continuously leads the country in the number of adult and pediatric intestinal transplants
  • Is a founder in the field of intestinal transplantation
  • Is one of the first Medicare-designated intestinal transplant programs in the country for both adult and pediatric patients
  • Uses a comprehensive intestinal failure program that thoroughly evaluates all patients to determine specific interventions for treatment
  • Provides comprehensive follow-up education and support to patients, families and their primary physicians
  • A leader in patient and graft survival outcomes

Statistics & Outcomes

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) is an ever-expanding national database of transplantation statistics. Founded in 1987, the registry exists to support the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation, including kidney, heart, liver, lung, intestine and pancreas.

Data in the registry is collected by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) from hospitals and organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country. The SRTR contains current and past information about the full continuum of transplant activity—from organ donation and waiting list candidates to transplant recipients and survival statistics. This information is used to help develop evidence-based policy, to support analysis of transplant programs and OPOs, and to encourage research on issues of importance to the transplant community.