Cincinnati Children’s was the first pediatric center in Ohio to develop transplantation programs for kidney (1965), liver (1985) and small bowel (2001).
Since the inception of these programs, faculty in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery have played a major role. Faculty in the renal (kidney) transplantation program have performed more than 475 transplants (cadaver or living donor). Read more.
The Pediatric Liver Care Center and Liver Transplant Center bring together all aspects of liver care, offering new and innovative treatments and intensive research. The Liver Transplant Center is one of only several centers that perform transplants on children under 10 pounds, and more than half of the patients who have received transplants are younger than 2 years of age. Faculty members at Cincinnati Children’s have performed more than 500 liver transplants. The current one-year patient survival rate is greater than 90 percent. Read more.
The Small Bowel Transplantation program performs isolated intestine transplants, combined liver and intestine transplants and multivisceral (liver, pancreas and intestine) transplants. Faculty members have performed more than 35 small bowel transplants. The current one-year patient survival rate is greater than 50 percent. Read more.