Conditions We Treat

Children who suffer from permanent intestinal failure due to short bowel syndrome, congenital abnormalities of the intestine, or life-threatening complications may need an intestinal transplant. If severe, irreversible liver disease is also present, the child may be a candidate for combined small intestine-liver transplantation performed in conjunction with the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

The conditions we treat that may require intestinal transplantation include:

The decision to proceed with intestinal transplantation is made only after careful evaluation determines that the surgery is the child’s most promising treatment option.