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Intestine Transplant

Life-saving care and treatment

Why can you rely on the nationally recognized Transplant Center at University of Minnesota Children's Hospital? Because of our expertise.

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Not only will your child receive the best care available, but you and your family will be involved in determining care and treatment options. Our multidisciplinary teams of providers understand your concerns. They are here to assist you every step of the way at our Transplant Center, which is one of only a few in the country offering intestinal transplant for children.
Conditions we treat

Short bowel syndrome
Symptoms include:
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Pale, greasy stools
  • Swelling, especially of the legs
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Weight loss

Severe complications of total parenteral nutrition therapy ( intravenous feeding)
Symptoms include:
  • Distended neck veins
  • Swelling of the face

Intestinal obstructions, or blockage in the small intestine
Symptoms include:
  • Abdominal cramps that come and go
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas
  • Swelling of the abdomen

Congenital intestinal atresia, or incomplete forming of the intestine
Symptoms include:
  • No stool passed
  • Swollen belly from gas
  • Vomiting (vomit may be yellow or greenish in color)
  • Lack of desire to eat

Intestinal tumors
Symptoms include:
  • A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss

Intestinal failure
Symptoms include:
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue)

Our intestinal transplant team consists of nationally recognized abdominal transplant surgeons and exceptional gastroenterology physicians. We are here to provide you and your child with comprehensive, coordinated care, in a caring and compassionate environment.

 

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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