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Answered 2010-05-24 19:50:48

Yes, though there are a number of high risks involved including (but not limited to) rejection of the donor organ(s). Most pancreas transplants are done in conjunction with a kidney transplant as well. They're known as an SPK transplant. The rate of pancreatic health after 1 year is 90% and after 5 years is only 60%.

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What kind of transplant helps diabetics?

A pancreas transplant


Can you transplant pancreas?

You can indeed.


What happens if you have diabetes and the pancreas is failing?

You need a pancreas transplant.


How common is a pancreas-kidney transplant?

More common is the combined kidney-pancreas transplant, which was performed on 885 patients the same year.


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What professional is qualified to perform a pancreas transplantation?

A pancreas transplant is performed by a transplant surgeon in one of over 200 UNOS-approved hospitals nationwide.


How common is a pancreas-only transplant?

A pancreas-only transplant is an uncommon procedure, with only 163 procedures occurring in the United States in 2001.


Do pancreas transplant?

The pancreas can be transplanted. If that does not answer your question you should ask again and more clear.


How common is a pancreas after kidney transplant?

An additional 305 patients received a PAK, or pancreas after kidney transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).


Can the pancreas be transplanted?

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What is the survival rate for kidney-pancreas transplant patients?

Survival rates for pancreas-kidney transplant recipients were 95.1% after one year and 89.2% after three years.


What is the survival rate for pancreas transplant patients?

In their 2002 Annual Report, the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) reported that the patient survival rate for pancreas transplant alone was 98.6% after one year and 86% after three years.


What should be discussed between patient and doctor prior to transplant surgery?

How many pancreas or pancreas-kidney transplants have both you and the hospital performed?What are your success rates?How about those of the hospital?Who will be on my transplant team?


What vitamin needs for pancreas?

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Who are not good candidates for a pancreas transplant?

Many people with diabetes are not good candidates for a pancreas transplant. Others do not have tissue compatibility with the donor organ. People who are successfully controlling their diabetes with insulin injections are usually not considered.


Can you get a stomach transplant?

Yes you can get a stomach transplant although they are uncommon and usually done along with other organ transplants such as the pancreas or intestines.


What can a pancreas transplantation restore in a type I diabetes patient?

In those patients with diabetes who will receive or are already receiving immunosuppressive treatment for a life-saving kidney transplant, a pancreas transplant can return their ability to self-produce insulin.


What is the percentage of pancreas transplants that are successful?

Pancreas transplants are often done with a kidney transplant, this is called an SPK (Simultaneous Pancreas Kidney) transplant and generally yields higher success than when the pancreas is transplanted alone. Nationally, the one-year success rate of combined pancreas/kidney transplants is 76 percent, but only about 50 percent of the pancreases transplanted without a kidney are still functioning after one year.


What is the main advantage of this new method of pancreatic cell transplant over other pancreatic transplant method?

Only half of the pancreas needs to be replaced


What is the patient survival rate following pancreas transplantations?

In their 2002 Annual Report, the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) reported that the patient survival rate for pancreas transplant alone was 98.6% after one year and 86% after three years.


What improvements result following a pancreas transplantation?

In a successful transplant, the pancreas begins producing insulin, bringing the regulation of glucose back under control.


Can diabetes be cured with a organ transplant?

Yes it can. There are two types of diabetes, insulin dependant and non insulin dependant. Diabetes ends up affecting the kidney and eventually a kidney transplant will be required. Because diabetes is caused by the insulin production, in the insulin dependant diabetes, often a pancreas and kidney transplant will take place. The pancreas is where the insulin is produced. By replacing the pancreas, insulin production becomes normal and diabetes is cured.


What positive result is seen immediately following a pancreas transplantation?

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What is the patient survival rate following kidney-pancreas transplantations?

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Is it possible to have a pancreas transplant?

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