Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center understands each transplant patient’s unique needs, and has the expertise to provide the very best care.
Kidney Transplant– Ohio State’s first solid organ transplant
||One of the first centers in the U.S. to study cyclosporine, an immunosuppressant that revolutionized transplantation|
||Liver Transplant – first in Ohio|
||First Combined Kidney/Pancreas Transplant |
||First Heart Transplant|
||First Lung Transplant|
||First Double Lung Transplant|
||First Minimally Invasive Kidney Donor Surgery|
||First Combined Heart/Double Lung Transplant|
||First Non-Related Living Donor Kidney Transplant|
||One of very few sites in North America approved to process pancreatic islet cells for transplants that may cure type 1 diabetes|
||First Islet Cell Transplant|
- Ohio State’s team of specialty trained transplant experts includes disease specialists, transplant surgeons, infectious disease physicians, transplant coordinators, advanced practice nurses, social workers, psychiatrists and transplant pharmacists, all working together to provide high-quality, personalized care.
- Ohio State’s role as an academic medical center gives our transplant patients access to the latest treatments and clinical trials, such as the islet cell transplant performed here in 2011 that may be a cure for type 1 diabetes.
- Our physicians hold leadership positions in national transplant organizations like the United Network of Organ Sharing and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, working to advance the science, practice and policy of organ transplantation.
- Our physicians have performed nearly 2,000 kidney donor surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, giving donors and recipients a more rapid recovery and return to their lives.
- Ohio State has the expertise to treat high-risk patients who may not be accepted by other transplant programs.
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