Kidney/Pancreas Transplants

Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation

Combined kidney/pancreas transplantation is recommended for patients who have kidney failure due to insulin-dependent diabetes. The goal after transplantation is that the kidney will filter and excrete waste products, eliminating the need for dialysis, while the pancreas will produce insulin to control the diabetes. 

Indications for Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation at John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center

  • Chronic renal disease defined as GFR less than or equal to 20 ml/min
  • Dialysis dependence
  • Insulin use
  • Age greater than or equal to 18 years old at the time of listing

Kidney Transplant

Anatomy of the Pancreas