2011 Cleveland Clinic intestinal transplantation facts and figures
In 2011, the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program (IRTP) completed three intestinal transplants for a total of 20 transplants since the program’s inception in June 2008. The program received CMS certification for Adult Intestinal/Multi-visceral transplantation, effective Dec. 15, 2010.
An intestinal transplant means Margaret Zaprowski can finally eat again.
Only a few transplant centers in the world offer intestinal transplantation (also referred to as small bowel transplantation) as a treatment option for intestinal failure and complications related to parenteral nutrition (PN). The Cleveland Clinic Intestinal Rehabilitation Program and Nutrition Support programs are among the largest in the world providing treatment for intestinal failure. The establishment of an integrated intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation program provides patients with a unique opportunity to be evaluated, supported and treated by a world class team of medical and surgical specialists in gastrointestinal diseases, PN experts and transplant surgeons in a comprehensive coordinated facility – Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute.
The 2012-13 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" ranks Cleveland Clinic No. 2 in the nation for digestive disease care.
To reach the Cleveland Clinic Intestinal Rehabilitation & Transplant Program, please call the 24-hour referral number at 216.445.1748 or email email@example.com.
For complete details about the program, please download the intestinal transplant and rehabilitation brochure.
If you or a loved one would like a second opinion from a top specialist at Cleveland Clinic, but may be disabled or find it too difficult to travel, we offer MyConsult. The MyConsult program is an online medical second opinion that connects you to our physician experts who will review your medical records and diagnostic tests to assess your suitability for transplant.
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) recognizes Cleveland Clinic as a center of excellence in nutrition support. The Digestive Disease Institute offers patients with many types of illnesses affecting the gastrointestinal system a comprehensive “one stop service” that includes diagnostic tools, medical treatment, nutrition support and surgical treatment when indicated.