Pancreatic Transplant

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Procedure Description:

A pancreatic transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces a dysfunctional or diseased pancreas with a healthy organ from a deceased donor. The primary aim of this transplant is to restore normal insulin production and regulation, thereby treating conditions like Type 1 diabetes and chronic pancreatitis. In certain cases, a pancreatic transplant is done in conjunction with a kidney transplant, especially for diabetes patients who are also facing severe kidney issues.

The decision to undergo a pancreatic transplant is generally considered a last resort, reserved for cases where conventional treatments like insulin therapy are insufficient or complications such as nephropathy or neuropathy have arisen. In addition, it might be suitable for patients who experience severe side effects or complications from insulin treatment, including hypoglycemic unawareness, a condition in which the individual cannot sense low blood sugar levels.

In summary, a pancreatic transplant is a life-altering procedure primarily meant to alleviate the complications associated with a dysfunctional pancreas, most notably, insulin-related disorders like Type 1 diabetes.

Procedure Duration:

The pancreatic transplant procedure itself typically takes around 3 to 6 hours, depending on various factors such as the patient's health status and the complexity of the case. This is followed by an initial recovery period in the hospital, lasting anywhere from one to three weeks. During this period, patients are closely monitored for any signs of organ rejection, infection, or other complications.

After being discharged, the patient will require an extended period, usually around 3-6 months, for full recovery. During this time, it's essential to have frequent follow-up appointments to adjust immunosuppressant medications, monitor for complications, and ensure that the transplanted organ is functioning properly. It is crucial to note that after a pancreatic transplant, patients will be on lifelong medications to prevent organ rejection.

In essence, while the surgical procedure itself might take only a few hours, the road to full recovery is long-term, requiring continuous medical supervision and lifestyle adjustments.


  • Cost-Effectiveness: Medical tourism often offers a significantly lower cost for pancreatic transplants compared to healthcare systems in developed countries without compromising on quality.
  • Expertise: Many destinations have specialized surgeons with extensive experience in pancreatic transplants.
  • Advanced Technology: Countries popular for medical tourism frequently invest in the latest medical technologies, ensuring state-of-the-art care.

Potential Destinations:

  • India: Noted for its skilled surgeons and advanced healthcare facilities.
  • Thailand: Known for high-quality healthcare services and modern medical technologies.
  • Germany: Offers advanced medical treatments backed by rigorous European standards.
  • Singapore: Renowned for its stringent healthcare regulations and high standards of care.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Travel Restrictions: Check visa requirements and other travel restrictions that may affect your trip.
  • Medical Complications: Like any surgical procedure, risks like infection, bleeding, or organ rejection exist.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the hospital is accredited by a globally recognized body.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital:

  • Board Certification: Look for surgeons who are board-certified in transplant surgery.
  • Hospital Accreditation: Make sure the hospital is accredited by international accrediting bodies.
  • Patient Reviews: Check for testimonials or reviews from previous patients who have undergone the same procedure.
  • Aftercare Services: Ensure that the hospital provides comprehensive aftercare services including follow-up consultations and emergency care.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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