The Internal Medicine and Transplantation Department of Ospedale San Raffaele, in collaboration with Metabolic-Bariatric Surgery and Transplantation, aims to treat severe pathologies, such as diabetes mellitus and chronic nephropathy, which are associated with organ failure (endocrine pancreas, kidney).
To a patient with diabetes, based on his / her characteristics, the Department can offer specific and highly specialized treatments according to national and international guidelines, such as transplantation of isolated pancreatic (Langerhans) islets or after kidney transplantation, pancreas transplant, or simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplantation.
In the patient with end-stage renal insufficiency, physicians perform only kidney transplantation from a cadaveric donor (standard, with extended criteria, double kidney, in brain death, in cardiac death) and from a living donor (standard, ABO incompatible, cross over modality, DECK).
The transplant activity is naturally associated with outpatient and inpatient management of the post-transplant follow-up (monitoring of the graft function, complications).
Main conditions treated
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The Transplant Medicine area is committed to clinical, research, and education essential activits to be able to offer patients advanced and innovative treatments, continuously working at delivery of the highest standards of care.
Our excellence in numbers
solid organ transplants performed
carried out simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants
pancreatic islet transplants performed