Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation
Intestinal failure resulting from short bowel, dysmotility or malabsorptive syndromes is frequently managed with intravenous feeding called Parenteral Nutrition (PN). It is estimated that there are between 25,000 and 50,000 long-term PN patients in the United States.
Besides having enormous financial implications, chronic PN affects every aspect of a patient’s life, regardless of age. Chronic PN also may lead to other problems, such as liver failure, central line infections, problems with venous access and dehydration.
Why Northwestern Memorial
Northwestern Memorial's Kovler Organ Transplantation Center has developed a program that brings together all the necessary components to treat the intestinal failure patient through specialized nutrition, medical and surgical strategies. Our team includes gastroenterologists, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, infectious disease specialists, stoma therapists, interventional radiologists, psychiatrists, social workers and others who work together to manage patients with intestinal failure through rehabilitation or transplantation.
Benefits of our Comprehensive Intestinal Rehabilitation & Transplantation Program
The Kovler Organ Transplantation Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive, compassionate care throughout the transplant process. Our transplantation programs include:
Meet Our Team
For more information about Intestinal transplants call 312-695-0870.