In 2011, a total of 15 pancreas transplants were performed, including 11 kidney/pancreas transplants. This brings the total number of transplants performed since the beginning of the program to 314.
In November 1993, the kidney/pancreas transplant program was re-activated. In April 1994, a patient received a combined liver and pancreas transplant and, in June of 1994, the first kidney/pancreas transplant was performed.
The Role of the Pancreas Transplant Program
Free of her insulin pump, Renee Beauchamp celebrates life with a new pancreas.
Cleveland Clinic's pancreas transplant program is an essential component of a broad medical and surgical strategy to manage all patients with renal disease with the therapy most appropriate to that patient. Experts in all areas of kidney disease participate in the evaluation, management, treatment and follow-up of these pancreas transplant patients.
Insurance Coverage for Pancreas Transplants
Cleveland Clinic performs pancreas only transplants. Medicare offers coverage to patients needing pancreas alone transplantation if they meet certain criteria.
Cleveland Clinic is one of the nation's best overall hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. Cleveland Clinic is ranked No. 4. Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute is ranked as the best program in the country, and Cleveland Clinic is also recognized for excellence in most of the other medical specialties ranked by the magazine.
Certifications for the Pancreas Transplant Program
Cleveland Clinic's pancreas transplant program is a member of the Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium (OSOTC) and the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS), meeting all their requirements for pancreas transplantation.
For More Information
Contact our Pre-Transplant Office at 216.444.6996 or 1.800.223.2273 ext. 46996.