Depending on your child’s condition, the transplant team will perform one of the following surgeries:
Isolated intestine transplantation
Your child’s surgeons will remove a diseased portion of the small intestine and replace it with a healthy small intestine from a deceased donor. This type of transplant will be performed if your child has been diagnosed with only intestinal failure.
Your child may need a transplant of both the small intestine and liver at the same time. This type of surgery is performed if both the liver and intestine are not working properly.
This is a transplant of the small intestine along with other organs that are not working properly, such as the stomach, pancreas or kidney.