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At Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, patients on the list for a simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplant wait on average no longer than three months. This is a significant reduction in time when compared to other centers which can range from seven to 62 months.
During the past decade there have been many developments (improvements) in the area of combined kidney and pancreas transplantation. Anti-rejection medications and surgical techniques are advancing, thus reducing potential complications.
For some patients with type I diabetes, a pancreas transplant holds the promise of substantially improving quality of life, by eliminating the need for insulin therapy
A pancreas transplant may also be an option for patients with type 2 diabetes. A combined kidney-pancreas transplant often increases the long term survival of patients with diabetes and kidney failure because the new organs replace the function of both the failed kidney and pancreas.
Baylor offers a broad spectrum of treatment options for patients with benign or malignant liver tumors, bile duct cancer, bile duct injury, pancreatic tumors or chronic pancreatitis.
Paired kidney transplantation allows incompatible living donor/recipient pairs to still donate and receive kidney transplants despite the original incompatibility.
Read an overview on pancreas disease, what leads to a pancreatic transplant and what to expect from a pancreatic transplant.
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