The Transplant Institute at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the area's best answer to the evaluation and treatment of advanced liver disease, intestinal disorders, chronic kidney disease and complications of diabetes. We specialize in innovative treatments and provide our patients with access to groundbreaking research and clinical trials.
MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute and Liver and Pancreas Surgery Programs
- The Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant
- The Liver Transplant Program
- The Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery
- The Kidney Transplant and Pancreas Transplant Program
- The Transplant Center for Children
Our team approach to patient care generates superior results, whether we are managing acute or chronic conditions or performing surgery or other transplant procedures.
Some highlights of our program:
Nationwide, liver transplants are effective about 85 percent of the time, whether a donor organ or living donor is used. Our survival rates are among the best in the United States. Liver transplants in children are successful more than 95 percent of the time at Georgetown.
Small Bowel Transplants
Patients with small bowel disease may need to consider a small bowel transplant or intestinal surgery. The Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the only program in the Nation’s capital and one of only a handful of Medicare-approved centers nationwide. We offer new and successful surgical and medical options for adults and children suffering from disabling and life-threatening intestinal disorders and liver disease. Our small bowel transplant team manages about 100 small bowel transplant a year. 60-70 of those are for children 18 and younger. Learn more about The Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant.
Pancreatic Disease and Whipple expertise
The surgeons performing pancreatic surgery here at MedStar Georgetown have among the highest volume, best technical experience and best survival outcomes in the country. In fact, studies suggest that hospitals that perform a minimum of 10 Whipple procedures (pancreaticoduodenectomies) have better outcomes; MedStar Georgetown’s numbers were much higher than this benchmark. When combined with all other treatment modalities available for pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, we can offer our patients the most technologically advanced care possible. Learn more about The Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery.
Treatment of Liver Tumors
MedStar Georgetown’s Liver or Bile Duct Tumors and Cancer program is the only true multidisciplinary one of its kind in the Washington D.C., metropolitan area, and one of the most experienced anywhere. Patients who have a tumor in the liver are evaluated by a team of medical liver specialists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, nurse coordinators and others as needed.
If you have questions, or would like to speak with someone directly about our program, please contact The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute at 202-444-3700. You can also make an appointment online, or request more information.