1. Feb. 16, 2024

    TKA and THA for patients with previous solid organ transplant

    Demand has grown for TKA and THA in patients who've had a solid organ transplant (SOT). Mayo Clinic is performing these surgeries for this higher risk population.

  2. Dec. 22, 2023

    Heart pump improves long-term survival rates of patients with advanced heart disease

    Studies show the Impella 5.5 heart pump helps improve outcomes for patients with advanced heart disease and impaired kidney function.

  3. Nov. 30, 2023

    Mayo Clinic surgeons perform first robot-assisted kidney transplant

    Mayo Clinic in Minnesota performed its first robot-assisted kidney transplant. This is the first such transplant in the state of Minnesota. Read more about this type of surgery and suitable patients to refer.

  4. Oct. 28, 2023

    Mayo Clinic Transplant Center makes referrals for heart transplant easy

    The Mayo Clinic Heart Transplant Program medical director explains how Mayo Clinic does everything possible to make the referral process easy, communicate well, share the patient's care and provide high-quality heart tr[...]

  5. Oct. 27, 2023

    Engineering stem cells to treat liver disease

    Redirecting human embryonic stem cells to become liver cells with the potential for cell, tissue and organ repair can be a viable alternative to a liver transplant.

  6. Oct. 04, 2023

    Pediatric metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD), formerly known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

    Although MASLD is the primary cause of pediatric liver disease, not all children with MASLD have obesity, which makes it critical to diagnose and treat the root cause.

  7. Sept. 27, 2023

    Respiratory complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

    Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is a potentially curative and lifesaving treatment option for hematologic cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. While other aspects of post-HCT care have improved,[...]

  8. Aug. 15, 2023

    Advanced heart failure complexities and when to refer for specialty care

    Daniel S. Yip, M.D., a Mayo Clinic transplant cardiologist, responds to questions about pinpointing heart failure status and when to consider referral for advanced heart failure care.

  9. Aug. 10, 2023

    Triple transplant: A unique opportunity to transform patients' lives

    A triple transplant of three solid organs from the same donor concurrently can not only reduce mortality but also help patients return to a pre-disease quality of life.

  10. July 20, 2023

    Confronting polycystic kidney disease, a silent killer

    Vicente Torres, M.D., Ph.D., launched a collaboration and a series of laboratory experiments and clinical trials, showing that targeting a molecule called vasopressin could effectively halt cyclic AMP production and slo[...]

  11. May 26, 2023

    Five ways artificial intelligence promises to transform organ transplant

    Mayo Clinic transplant specialists talk about the ways they believe artificial intelligence will make a difference for transplantation in the future.

  12. April 29, 2023

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center specialists perform center's first pediatric transplant with heart-in-a-box technology

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center specialists perform the center's first pediatric transplant with heart-in-a-box technology.

  13. March 10, 2023

    6 signs your patient is ready for liver transplant referral

    A liver transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic shares six key signs that indicate when it is time to send a patient to a transplant center for evaluation.

  14. Feb. 11, 2023

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography versus percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in liver transplant recipients with a Roux-en-Y biliary-enteric anastomosis

    Study data suggest that endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) have comparable effectiveness in this patient population.

  15. Jan. 28, 2023

    Top 5 criteria that indicate it's time to refer for kidney transplant

    A transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic outlines suggested criteria for referring a patient for a potential kidney transplant.

  16. Dec. 17, 2022

    Lung transplant program at Mayo Clinic

    Under the joint leadership of Cassie C. Kennedy, M.D., and Mauricio A. Villavicencio Theoduloz, M.D., the Mayo Clinic Lung Transplant Program focuses on improving referral to waitlist decision efficiency and maintaining[...]

  17. Dec. 16, 2022

    First-in-state transplant using "heart-in-a-box" perfusion system performed at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

    Specialists at the Mayo Clinic campus in Arizona performed the first heart transplant in the state using a new perfusion system that improves sustenance of donor hearts, allowing more patients to receive heart transplan[...]

  18. Nov. 17, 2022

    Mayo Clinic experts hope new race-neutral kidney transplant listing criteria improve access for Black individuals

    Specialists at Mayo Clinic Transplant Center hope the UNOS 2022 requirement of race-neutral kidney transplant listing criteria eliminates barriers, especially for Black people.

  19. Aug. 25, 2022

    Amyloidosis, the heart transplant precursor to keep on your diagnostic radar

    Amyloidosis is not only complex to diagnose but until recently, it was considered fatal. A Mayo Clinic transplant cardiologist explains Mayo Clinic's approach to this disease, including transplant for advanced disease.

  20. July 29, 2022

    Geographical allocation changes boost heart and lung transplant program at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

    An expanded geographical reach with the 2017 to 2018 U.S. heart and lung transplant allocation changes has prompted significant program expansion at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus.

  21. June 24, 2022

    "Liver in a box" offers potential for providing liver transplant to more patients

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona liver transplant organ preservation options now include an NMP device, which keeps organs alive, oxygenated and metabolically functional in an ex vivo setting.

  22. May 25, 2022

    Transplant professionals strive to correct MELD score gender disparities

    National transplant community leadership are proposing Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) 3.0 to rectify gender disparities in deceased liver transplant.

  23. May 25, 2022

    Major complications minimal and resolve fully in living kidney donors, yet monitoring is essential

    A Mayo Clinic study indicates only 2.5% of individuals who had hand-assisted laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy (HALLDN) experienced major complications, and all recovered entirely.

  24. March 31, 2022

    New protocols expand donor pool for highly sensitized pediatric patients receiving heart transplants

    Use of induction immunosuppression and removal of antibodies that could affect donor hearts allow use of hearts that historically may have been contraindicated.

  25. Feb. 12, 2022

    How to optimize referral timing for severe liver disease

    Timing referral of these patients to discuss transplant or other options is challenging. Disease status can turn quickly, and it's important to not refer too early or late.

  26. Jan. 07, 2022

    Multidisciplinary sickle cell program includes curative bone marrow transplant

    A pediatric hematologist/oncologist and trained bone marrow transplant physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, describes the program's collaborative approach and her unique role in pediatric sickle cell care.

  27. Dec. 28, 2021

    Right-fit care for patients with severe lung disease: From clinical trials to transplant

    A lung transplant surgeon discusses Mayo Clinic's collaboration with local physicians to determine the best treatment for each patient, including transplant, clinical trials or other therapies, or transplant prehabilita[...]

  28. Nov. 20, 2021

    Liver transplantation for colorectal liver metastases at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

    Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is one of only a few centers in the U.S. offering liver transplant as a treatment option for highly selected patients with colorectal liver metastases.

  29. Nov. 20, 2021

    A collaborative approach using liver transplant for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma treatment

    Julie K. Heimbach, M.D., a transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses neoadjuvant chemotherapy and liver transplantation in the treatment of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.

  30. Nov. 12, 2021

    Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers new liver transplant programs

    Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, started two programs — a nondirected liver program and paired exchange — to facilitate more liver transplants, especially for patients with concerning symptoms b[...]

  31. Aug. 27, 2021

    Mayo Clinic in Florida: First hospital in the world to use a new heart pump as bridge to transplant

    Mayo Clinic in Florida is the only hospital internationally using the new Impella 5.5 heart pump as a bridge to transplant. The pump offers numerous advantages over the left ventricular assist device.

  32. Aug. 17, 2021

    Order is everything: New procedure for heart-liver transplant averts rejection risk

    A Mayo Clinic study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows transplanting the liver first in a heart-liver transplant significantly decreases rejection rates for highly sensitized patients.

  33. Aug. 17, 2021

    Use of weight-loss pharmacotherapy in patients with cirrhosis and in liver transplant recipients

    More data is needed to establish the safety and efficacy of these agents in the pretransplant and post-transplant settings.

  34. Aug. 11, 2021

    Organ perfusion systems a boon to heart and lung transplants

    Transplant specialists at Mayo Clinic in Florida use organ perfusion systems for some heart and lung transplants, resulting in multiple advantages for recipients — including saving lives.

  35. June 02, 2021

    Individuals with controlled hypertension can safely donate a kidney

    Many individuals who would've been excluded previously from kidney donation may do so if their hypertension is controlled. A Mayo Clinic study has found it safe long-term for donors.

  36. May 18, 2021

    New therapies offer improved quality of life for patients who need laryngectomy

    Surgical options for those who need laryngectomy to date have not satisfied all patients. An otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona talks about his work on alternatives: larynx transplant and 3D-printed prosthetic l[...]

  37. May 08, 2021

    When it's time to consider organ, tissue or eye donation in trauma care

    A Mayo Clinic Office of Decedent Affairs specialist and LifeSource coordinator answers questions trauma centers may have about organ, tissue or eye donations from their transferred trauma patients.

  38. Jan. 20, 2021

    Kidney transplant: Perspectives on optimal referral timing and its challenges

    A Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon talks about the best time to refer a patient for potential kidney transplant and addresses obstacles to making this happen.

  39. Jan. 19, 2021

    Mayo Clinic's Pediatric Liver Clinic provides exceptional care for patients requiring transplant

    Mayo Clinic Pediatric Liver Clinic specialists deliver an extensive evaluation to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for pediatric patients with liver disease.

  40. Oct. 09, 2020

    Consensus reached on initial treatment of acute graft-versus-host disease in patients who receive bone marrow transplant; nothing definitive yet for secondary treatment

    There are now two approved second line therapies for treatment of steroid-refractory GVHD ― one for acute GVHD and one for chronic GVHD.

  41. Oct. 03, 2020

    MitraClip treatment of mitral regurgitation after cardiac transplant: Case report

    A 72-year-old male who underwent orthotopic cardiac transplantation received MitraClip placement for severe mitral regurgitation, with almost complete resolution of symptoms within weeks of implantation.

  42. April 17, 2020

    Transplant endocrinology at Mayo Clinic

    Mayo Clinic Transplant Center's multidisciplinary providers see recipients of solid organ and bone marrow transplants both pre- and post-transplant to address the unique management challenges of each from an endocrine p[...]

  43. June 12, 2018

    Partnering with providers for heart transplant care

    Mayo Clinic is committed to collaborating with providers in the ongoing care of their patients.

  44. April 28, 2018

    A tool for choosing the optimal organ transplant center

    A critical resource — the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients — helps physicians refer patients for possible organ transplantation.

  45. Aug. 01, 2017

    Transplanted scientist develops new transplant tool

    Ivan Z. Nenandic, Ph.D., discusses attenuation-measuring ultrasound shearwave elastography (AMUSE), a technique that independently measures shearwave velocity and attenuation in tissue, and its application for patients [...]

  46. Genomic testing An individualized approach to prevent kidney rejection

    Genomic testing An individualized approach to prevent kidney rejection

  47. Preventing glomerulonephritis after kidney transplant

    Preventing glomerulonephritis after kidney transplant

  48. Mayo Clinic offers kidney transplant to patients with high BMI who were previously considered ineligible

    Mayo Clinic offers kidney transplant to patients with high BMI who were previously considered ineligible

  49. Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides transplants for patients with lower MELD scores rapidly with encouraging outcomes

    Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides transplants for patients with lower MELD scores rapidly with encouraging outcomes

  50. Bypassing the ICU after liver transplant

    Bypassing the ICU after liver transplant

  51. Bioartificial liver Potential to avoid transplant

    Bioartificial liver Potential to avoid transplant

  52. Increasing the number of transplantable lungs

    Increasing the number of transplantable lungs

  53. Liver transplant for PSC-associated cholangiocarcinoma

    Liver transplant for PSC-associated cholangiocarcinoma

  54. Hepatitis C livers now usable for transplant into patients uninfected with hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C livers now usable for transplant into patients uninfected with hepatitis C