Mayo Clinic has one of the largest transplant practices in the United States. Across its three sites in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona, Mayo Clinic has performed hundreds of successful pancreas transplants, averaging more than 50 pancreas transplants each year.
Mayo Clinic is one of only a few transplant centers that offers pancreas transplants to select candidates with type 2 diabetes and treated HIV.
Pancreas transplant outcomes at Mayo Clinic compare favorably with the national average.
Innovation and research
Mayo Clinic surgeons have extensive expertise in many areas of pancreas transplantation, including pancreas-only, simultaneous pancreas-kidney and pancreas-after-kidney transplant.
The Mayo Clinic Transplant Center supports many studies and for pancreas transplant research. Mayo Clinic doctors actively research pancreas transplantation techniques and treatment options, presenting their work at national and international meetings.
For example, researchers at Mayo Clinic are developing an artificial pancreas that could significantly improve the quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes and potentially provide an alternative to pancreas transplant.
Mayo Clinic researchers are also investigating ways to lower the rejection risk among transplant recipients and seeking new ways to treat people who need transplants of all types.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.
Read more about the Pancreas Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic.