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Transplant Services 

The Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth is an internationally renowned destination for transplant care. Many of our transplant programs feature shorter than average wait times, as well as above average outcomes, especially for complex cases.  

As one of the busiest multi-specialty transplant centers in the world, Baylor Simmons Transplant Institute is home to a highly experienced team of physicians on the medical staff and other clinicians who provide comprehensive transplant services. Our transplant services combine advanced clinical research and innovative approaches to provide quality results and outstanding service to patients and their family.

Trust the Leader – Baylor Dallas

A high-volume center with excellent outcomes, Baylor Dallas is widely regarded as one of the leading multi-specialty transplant centers in the nation. Living proof that the more times a hospital performs a procedure, the better its success rate.

We Make it Simple

Just a quick four-hour direct flight from Logan International to DFW Airport and you’re minutes from Baylor Dallas. Patients and their caregivers are invited to stay in affordable comfort at the Twice Blessed House, a nearby community of 44 apartments dedicated to serving the needs of pre- and post-transplant patients. After the patient is listed, we can help them find a place to stay, such as an apartment or weekly hotel, until a heart comes in.

Post Transplant Recovery

After their transplant, patients may recover at the Twice Blessed House or at another place to their choosing. Typically, Baylor Dallas will provide post transplant care throughout the patient’s the entire first year unless special arrangements are set up with the referring transplant team. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Baylor Dallas Advantages Overview

  • Our team of cardiac specialists aggressively pursues ways to save lives, with a median wait time of eight days for status 1A heart transplant patients from the time they are listed to transplanted.

  • Our heart transplant listing program increases the patient’s possibility of receiving a transplant.

  • We have teams of professionals dedicated to the treatment of advanced heart failure, including transplant cardiologists on the medical staff, surgeons on the medical staff, certified heart failure nurses, transplant coordinators, dietitians, social workers and more.

  • We provide convenient, affordable housing for out-of-town patients and their families both pre- and post-transplant.

  • We are part of the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, one of the largest multi-specialty transplant centers in the country with an international reputation as leaders in transplant medicine.

  • Baylor Dallas is recognized year after year for its high-quality care and Centers of Excellence.

  • Baylor Dallas was listed for the 21st consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Reports’ “America’s Best Hospitals” issue.

  • We are first in Texas and second in the nation for volume, with excellent survival rates.

  • We are one of only two centers in the nation performing more than 75 heart transplants per year.

  • We have convenient access to multi-specialty care through the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease offering mechanical circulatory support system; chronic hemodynamic support and transplantation and cardiac rehabilitation.

  • We have an entire team of professionals dedicated to the treatment of advanced heart failure, including: transplant cardiologists, surgeons, certified heart failure nurses and transplant coordinators.

  • We have an aggressive approach to recipient and donor selection that allows us to provide life-saving care for more people.
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    We have been providing new hope, restored health and freedom for patients with end-stage heart diseases.

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