Pancreas Transplant Program

Nationally Recognized Pancreas Transplant Program

Our Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program provides assessment, treatment, and follow-up care for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. A combined kidney-pancreas transplant can be a life-improving option for many people with Type 1 diabetes with kidney failure who take insulin every day. Patients with successful transplants no longer need daily insulin or dialysis. A kidney-pancreas transplant, though not a cure, can greatly improve many transplant patients' length and quality of life.

Our kidney-pancreas transplant center ranks among the most prestigious in the country. Our team of kidney-pancreas transplant specialists is highly skilled. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure superior care and service.

If you need daily insulin, are on dialysis, or are close to requiring dialysis, a kidney-pancreas transplant may improve the quality of your life. You will no longer experience renal failure with a new kidney. A new pancreas will maintain your blood sugars without insulin. A kidney-pancreas transplant is a chance to return to a more normal, productive life.

Your Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Journey

The right care begins when you meet with our highly skilled and experienced team of specialists. Your team will include transplant surgeons, nephrologists, infectious disease doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators, pharmacists, clinical nutritionists, chaplains, social workers, and financial coordinators. Each member of your team will provide the personalized care you deserve. All support you on your journey.

Care You Can Trust

Emory completed Georgia’s first kidney-pancreas transplant in 1989. Today, our pancreas transplant program includes kidney and pancreas transplants during the same surgery and pancreas transplant after a kidney transplant.

Patient-Centered Care from a Team of Specialists

For the second time, the National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded Emory Transplant Center the prestigious Patient-Centered Specialty Practice designation. This is the highest level of recognition a specialty practice can receive. We were awarded this recognition because we provide exceptional quality patient-centered care.

Pancreas Transplant to Treat Type 1 & 2 Diabetes

Patients with Type 1 diabetes were the first to receive pancreas transplants. Now, we have expanded kidney-pancreas transplants to some patients with Type 2 diabetes. Research has found that Type 2 diabetes patients who take daily insulin can maintain normal blood sugar levels for years after a pancreas transplant.

Support Before and After Surgery

We continue to develop therapies to help our patients today and in the future. Patient education and other resources are part of our care programs. For patients who travel to the region, we offer the Mason Guest House, a low-cost home away from home.

Make an Appointment with Emory Pancreas Transplant Program

Start your new life today. To make an appointment, please call 404-778-7777.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, call 404-778-7777.