The majority of people waiting for a transplant in the U.S. need a kidney, and for these patients living organ donation can help them get a kidney sooner.... Read MoreSurgery
Division of Transplantation & Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery
Transplantation is the definitive therapy for people with end-stage failure of the liver or kidneys and for selected patients with early onset diabetes. Nearly 115,000 people are currently registered on the national waiting list to receive a donated organ.
Three transplant surgeons work closely with medical specialists, nurse coordinators, pharmacists, social workers, and specialists who are committed to excellence in transplant care. The surgeons work at three sites on the University Campus to optimize availability and access. They perform adult liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants at the University Hospital, and pediatric liver and kidney transplants at Primary Children’s Medical Center. In addition, they perform hepatobiliary surgery at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.
Delivering the Best Outcomes in the Country to Transplant Patients
Our transplant program was recently ranked No. 5 among liver transplant programs and No. 8 in kidney transplant programs in the US. Learn more about the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients' rankings.
University of Utah Health hosted a press conference on Veteran's Day, November 11th, 2020 to celebrate the first ever triple organ transplant in Utah. Veteran, Keith Baker, talks about his experience with the Transplant Service team and how he feels just 3 weeks after surgery.... Read MoreSurgery
Currently, more than 113,000 people are listed as waiting for organ donation.... Read MoreSurgery
The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Read MoreSurgery
Liver cancer can be hard to find early. Signs of liver cancer may not show up until the disease has progressed and is harder to treat. It's important to know if you are at risk for liver cancer and be aware of signs of the disease.... Read MoreSurgery
Numbers from the National Kidney Foundation show just how desperate the need is for living kidney donors. ... Read MoreSurgery