Adult Service

Liver Transplantation

Stanford's Liver Transplant Program cares for people with advanced stage liver disease from all over the U.S., consistently achieving outstanding results as one of the nation's top programs. Our team has performed more than 1,400 adult liver transplants, exceeding national patient and liver survival rates at the one- and three-year marks after transplantation.

Stanford's Liver Transplant Program is considered one of the most active and successful liver transplant centers in the country. Year after year, our transplant program has outperformed the expected and national patient and graft (transplanted liver) survival rates. We provide the highest level of care to help extend and improve the quality of life for each of our patients.

 


Kidney Transplantation

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or individuals who are unrelated but make a good match may be able to donate one of their kidneys. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate a kidney can live healthy lives with the remaining kidney.

A person receiving a kidney transplant usually receives only one kidney, but, in rare situations, the patient may receive two kidneys from a deceased donor. In most cases, the diseased kidneys are left in place during kidney transplantation. The transplanted kidney is implanted in the lower abdomen on the front side of the body.


Pancreas Transplantation

When patients require surgery to address pancreatic disease symptoms, Stanford surgeons carefully assess the individual's situation to determine which surgical approach will be the most effective and cause the least amount of discomfort and recovery time.

We have deep expertise in the entire spectrum of pancreatic surgery for benign and malignant disease within the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. Stanford is consistently among the top five medical centers in California in terms of the volume of pancreas operations performed annually.


Intestinal Transplantation

The Stanford Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program offers advanced treatment strategies for patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction due to short bowel syndrome (or "short gut"). At Stanford Health Care, we provide personalized medical, nutrition and surgical therapies to improve intestinal function and meet the lifestyle needs of each patient.