We have been performing organ transplants for children since 1971 at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Innovative procedures, world-class pediatric physicians and a multidisciplinary approach make us unique and allow us to focus on any organ transplant necessary for life sustaining or quality-of-life treatment.
Each child’s family will work with a team that includes: specialty physician, transplant surgeon, dietitian, and pharmacist.
Advances in surgical techniques and anti-rejection medicines have greatly increased the chances of a successful outcome for liver transplant in children. We perform transplantation in both living related donors and shared liver surgeries.
Cleveland Clinic Children's Pediatric Heart Transplant Program has performed more than 110 heart transplants and is a leader in pediatric heart transplantation, with outcomes exceeding the national average.
Our program encompasses isolated bowel transplants, combined liver and small intestine transplants, as well as multivisceral transplantation, which usually includes stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum (colon may also be included), and pancreas.
The Cleveland Clinic lung transplant program is an essential component of a broad medical and surgical strategy to manage all patients with pulmonary disease. In the last five years, Cleveland Clinic has proven to be a national leader in lung transplant, both in terms of patient volumes and successful outcomes.