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Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Offering World-Class Care for Liver Transplants, Kidney Transplants, and Kidney-Pancreas Transplants in St. Louis

As an academic medical practice, SLUCare Physician Group has a long history of innovation in transplant medicine. SLU doctors performed the first kidney transplant in St. Louis in the 1970s. In 1999, our doctors performed the first simultaneous liver/kidney transplant at Saint Louis University Hospital. And in 2018, our live donor kidney transplant expert played a leading role in developing international guidelines for living donor kidney transplantation.

SLUCare abdominal transplant surgeons across the board offer excellence in transplant services for patients with end-stage liver disease, renal disease or end-stage organ damage.

Transplant Center

Organ transplantation is truly a life-saving event for critically ill patients, offering hope for renewed well-being. To turn that hope into reality takes a coordinated team of medical specialists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and others, committed to connecting patients with resources needed both before surgery and after to produce the best possible outcomes.

In our Transplant Center at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, you will find:

Pediatric Transplant Services 

The SLUCare Difference: Informed Medicine

Patients referred for transplant often have questions about what comes next in their treatment plan. We understand and we’re here to listen.

When you are referred to SLUCare Abdominal Transplant Surgery, you’ll encounter a team of concerned, compassionate people who want to know more about you. We’ll work with you and your referring provider to better understand your health history and your current medical needs. Our intake coordinator will help you arrange appointments with the right specialists and guide you through the evaluation process. We’ll address your concerns, answer your questions, and talk with you honestly about the factors that contribute to a successful transplant.

It is this open communication that creates a partnership between you and our transplant team. We pledge to do everything we can to help you through the evaluation process — and if you are selected as a transplant candidate — to help guide you up to and through your surgery, as well as your follow-up care. We’re here with you for the long haul.

Additional Services

In addition to transplants, our surgeons perform other highly complex hepatobiliary abdominal surgeries, including:

  • Liver resections
  • Gastric (stomach) surgery
  • Metastatic colon cancer (liver metastases)
  • Whipple procedure (pancreatic cancer and IMPN disease)
  • Distal pancreatectomy (IPMN disease and pancreatic cancer)
  • Gall bladder removal (cirrhotics and non-cirrhotics) 
  • Hernia repair in cirrhotic transplant patients
  • Other surgical procedures in cirrhotics when indicated

Learn More

SLUCare Abdominal Transplant provides compassionate, state-of-the-art care for people in St. Louis and throughout the region. We also honor and steward gift organs from donors to the best of our abilities.

Learn About Adult Transplant Services at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Learn About Pediatric Transplant Services at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

For more information, call the Transplant Center at 314-257-3760.


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Abdominal Transplant Surgery Location

Center for Specialized Medicine
1225 South Grand, Third Floor
St. Louis, MO 63104
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