Some people who have a pancreas transplant may need a kidney transplant at the same time as or before a pancreas transplant.
At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in pancreas transplant work closely with doctors trained in kidney transplant to provide care for people who need a kidney transplant and pancreas transplant. The integrated team of doctors and other health care professionals provides comprehensive care for people who need a kidney transplant and pancreas transplant.
Mayo Clinic surgeons have extensive experience performing combined pancreas-kidney transplants and other types of pancreas and kidney transplant surgeries. Also, people who need a kidney transplant and a pancreas transplant may receive a kidney transplant while waiting for a donor pancreas if a deceased or living-donor kidney becomes available.