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Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider with nationally ranked programs at three geographic locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in more than a dozen specialties works together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Mayo Clinic has pre-eminent adult and pediatric transplant programs, offering heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, hand, face, and blood and bone marrow transplant services. Mayo doctors performed their first clinical transplant in 1963. Since then, Mayo's efforts to continually improve and expand organ transplantation have placed Mayo at the leading edge of clinical and basic transplant research worldwide. Research activities in the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic have contributed significantly to the current successful outcomes of organ transplantation.

 

Mayo Clinic's transplant practice stands out by every measure.

  • Multisite practice. Mayo Clinic provides transplant programs for adults at all three campuses and for pediatric patients at its Minnesota campus. Adult patients can be seen at all three sites after their transplant procedure.
  • Comprehensive care. All the specialists, tests and procedures a patient needs are available at the same location, where integrated teams coordinate every step from start to finish.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic transplant physicians perform more transplants at Mayo's Arizona, Florida and Minnesota campuses combined than any other medical center in the nation. Mayo Clinic conducts more than 2,000 solid organ and bone marrow transplants each year. Mayo Clinic bases its care on more than 150 years of research, innovation and experience.
  • Outstanding outcomes. Transplant recipients at Mayo Clinic experience excellent outcomes. The experience of Mayo Clinic physicians and the integrated team approach results in transplant successes that compare favorably with national averages.

Integrated teams of specialists bring fresh, innovative approaches, offering patients answers to complicated medical needs.

  • Living-donor experience. Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons have extensive experience with living-donor kidney and liver transplants. Mayo Clinic surgeons in Minnesota performed their first living-donor kidney transplant in 1963, and have offered these procedures at all three sites for more than 15 years. Mayo Clinic transplant teams in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota perform more living-donor kidney transplants than any other medical center in the nation, and Mayo Clinic is the only center in Arizona that offers living-donor liver transplants.
  • An institution of firsts. Mayo Clinic transplant teams have pioneered numerous advances in transplant procedures and transplant care. In 2009, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, became the first to discharge a patient home with an artificial heart, and Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota offered the first clinical hand transplant program in the nation.
  • Research excellence. Transplant research at Mayo Clinic has contributed significantly to current successful outcomes of organ and bone marrow transplants worldwide.
  • Multifaceted approach. Transplant medicine laid much of the groundwork for the field of regenerative medicine. Today, transplantation is one of three approaches being studied and applied by the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine to restore tissue and organ function.

Mayo Clinic's focus on the individual brings peace of mind in a time of difficulty.

  • Personalized approach. Mayo Clinic physicians look at the evidence to determine the safest and most effective approach for every challenge patients face and apply this knowledge to obtain the best possible outcomes.
  • Detailed follow-up practice. Mayo Clinic physicians monitor patients closely so that each patient gets the care he or she needs when it's needed. This approach ensures the success of the transplant in collaboration with the patient's referring physician. Long-term care, if needed, is seamlessly coordinated with the patient's local physician.
  • Whole-person care. Mayo Clinic transplant staff takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns, which may include medical, nutritional, social, financial and spiritual issues. Mayo Clinic's integrated care teams provide all the care necessary for the transplant and related medical needs. Mayo makes the experience seamless so that patients can focus on getting better, knowing all their needs are being addressed.
  • Whole-process support. Mayo Clinic assigns each patient an experienced transplant nurse coordinator to help answer questions and provide support before and after transplantation.

Mayo Clinic doctors and transplant surgeons have experience treating people with conditions that may be treated through a transplant. They work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs.

Mayo Clinic offers several surgical services and procedures, including but not limited to those listed below. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic also offers transplant care for children and regenerative medicine services.

The following conditions, among others, are treated in the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic:

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:

Arizona doctors by specialty

Bone marrow transplant

Allogeneic transplant
Adult autologous transplant

Heart transplant

Heart transplant and ventricular assist device surgery
Heart transplant medicine

Infectious diseases

Kidney and pancreas transplant

Abdominal transplant surgery (kidney, pancreas and liver transplant surgeries)
Kidney and pancreas transplant medicine

Liver transplant

Liver transplant medicine

Florida doctors by specialty

Transplant medicine

Transplant medicine specialists
Transplant surgeons

Bone marrow transplant

Blood and marrow transplant

Heart transplant

Heart transplant medicine
Surgeons

Kidney and pancreas transplant

Kidney specialists
Surgeons

Liver transplant

Critical care specialists
Liver specialists
Surgeons

Lung transplant

Lung specialists
Surgeons

Minnesota doctors by specialty

Bone marrow transplant

Blood and marrow transplant

Hand transplant

Hand transplant medicine
Hand transplant surgery

Heart and lung transplant

Heart and lung transplant surgery
Heart transplant medicine
Pediatric heart transplant medicine

Kidney and pancreas transplant

Kidney transplant specialists
Kidney and pancreas transplant surgeons

Liver transplant

Liver specialists
Liver transplant surgeons
Pediatric liver specialists

Lung transplant

Lung transplant specialists

Lung Transplant Surgeons

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Reconstructive transplant

Regenerative medicine

Transplant dermatology

Transplant infectious diseases

Transplant psychiatry

Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic has pre-eminent adult and pediatric transplant programs, offering heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, hand, face, and blood and bone marrow transplant services. Mayo doctors performed their first clinical transplant in 1963. Since then, Mayo's efforts to continually improve and expand organ transplantation have placed Mayo at the leading edge of clinical and basic transplant research worldwide. Research activities in the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic have contributed significantly to the current successful outcomes of organ transplantation

Specialized transplant care at Mayo includes:

Reputation and rankings

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report has named Mayo Clinic to its annual list of "Best Hospitals" for more than 20 years. Hospitals named to the Honor Roll are part of a small group recognized for breadth of excellence.

To be included on the Honor Roll, a medical center must rank at or near the top in at least six of the 16 medical specialties included in the rankings. Mayo Clinic consistently ranks high for gastroenterology, kidney disease and disorders, heart care, cancer, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology and other specialties.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on factors such as mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing and Magnet status, patient services, and technology. Current U.S. News & World Report transplant-related rankings include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart care
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urology

Reputation and rankings by program

  • 2011 Health Resources and Services Administration/Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance Awards
    • Heart Transplant — Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Arizona, Bronze Award
    • Kidney Transplant — Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, Bronze Award
    • Liver Transplant — Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, Gold Award (sole Gold Award given)
  • LifeSource 2011 Outstanding Donation Advocate of the Year

The Village at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

The Gabriel House of Care in Jacksonville, Florida, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

The Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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The Transplant Center includes transplant services and research at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. In clinical and basic research, researchers study improved surgical procedures, develop new anti-rejection medications (immunosuppressive medications), study how to improve outcomes and care for people who need transplants. Research also focuses on finding alternative therapies for people who may not need a transplant.

Mayo Clinic researchers study several areas of transplant research, including:

  • Heart and lung transplant. In heart and lung transplant research, researchers study new surgical procedures, outcomes after transplants and other areas. Researchers also study other potential treatment options, including transplanting living organs from one species to another (xenotransplantation) and gene therapy.
  • Liver transplant. In liver transplant research, researchers study how to improve outcomes and care for people who need a liver transplant. Researchers also study hepatitis C and B, immunosuppressive medications, bioartificial liver technology, and other areas.
  • Kidney, pancreas and islet cell transplant. Researchers study living-donor kidney transplants, kidney transplants between incompatible blood types (ABO incompatible kidney transplants), kidney transplants for recipients whose protein substances (antibodies) react against their donors' cells (positive crossmatch kidney transplants), and immunosuppressive medications. In addition, Mayo transplant researchers study what happens to kidneys years after transplant to try to determine why some kidneys fail and others last longer. Mayo Clinic staff has developed innovations to increase the utilization of deceased-donor organs to increase transplant rate for people waiting for kidney transplantation.
  • Blood and marrow transplant. In blood and marrow transplant, researchers study how to improve your immune system's function, how to improve outcomes, and how to reduce recurrence of your condition after a blood and marrow transplant.

Transplant research articles

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic physicians on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Read more about transplant laboratories and programs:

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of Mayo Clinic transplant patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Mayo Clinic is the only nationally integrated transplant program with three nationally ranked programs at three geographic locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in more than a dozen specialties works together to ensure quality care and successful recovery. Mayo Clinic is one of the most experienced surgical practices in the world. Mayo has more than 300 surgeons and 122 operating rooms among its three locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform hundreds of transplant surgeries each year.

Mayo Clinic physicians' experience and integrated team approach results in transplant outcomes that compare favorably with national averages. Teams work with transplant recipients before, during and after surgery to ensure the greatest likelihood of superior results.

Volumes and success measures by program

Read more about Mayo's experience and success with transplantation by program.

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