Dr. Simon Horslen, medical director of Liver and Intestine Transplant at Seattle Children’s, and Dr. Jorge Reyes, who directs the Transplant Center, are world-renowned experts in the field of intestinal and liver failure. Both have many years of experience treating children with complex digestive problems. Horslen directs the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, and Dr. Patrick Javid is the General Surgery leader in the program.
Horslen joined Seattle Children’s from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, which is the largest intestine transplant center for children in the United States. While medical director there, Horslen helped develop methods to successfully wean children from TPN (nutrition given into the blood through a vein) using nonsurgical therapies.
Reyes helped pioneer intestine transplant surgery, which is a relatively new procedure. He is also one of the few surgeons in the United States who has performed 200 multiorgan transplants on children.
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Javid is a pediatric general surgeon with a clinical specialty in intestinal failure. He is active in clinical research focusing on infants and young children with intestinal failure. Javid performs bowel-lengthening surgeries, including serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP).