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Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre

Small Bowel Transplant Program

The intestinal transplant program was established in 1999 and offers life-saving transplants for children with severe complications of intestinal failure. The program works closely with the hospital’s intestinal failure program (GIFT) to optimize the treatment of children with this condition. Selection of transplant recipients is done by a multi-disciplinary team following a thorough assessment. Patients can receive isolated intestine, liver-intestine or multivisceral (stomach, small bowel, liver, pancreas) transplant based on their medical needs. Since 2012 members of the team provide clinical care for both adults and children through the joint program in Intestinal Transplantation, University Health network and The Hospital for Sick Children. The intestinal transplant program is leading medical research in the field and is a member of the Intestine Transplant Registry, a world-wide effort to learn more about intestine transplantation.       

Medical Director: Dr. Yaron Avitzur