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Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre

Intestinal Transplant Program

young child leaning on bannister smiling outside in summer
Mataeus, 7, is a multivisceral transplant recipient. He loves to build things and play at the park with his brother

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; the Group for Improvement of Intestinal Function and Treatment (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, intestine, liver, pancreas) transplant based on their medical needs. 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.

Did you know?
After a successful transplant, children can stop their intravenous nutrition and enjoy regular food and eating.

Medical Director: Dr. Yaron Avitzur