Monroe Carell is a leading provider of pediatric organ transplantation in the United States, giving our smallest patients hope for a healthier tomorrow. We perform heart, liver and kidney transplants, and dual organ transplants such as liver/heart and liver/kidney. Our specialists offer innovative treatment options that allow us to serve more patients, including high-risk patients who may not be candidates for transplant at other medical centers. As part of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, we provide world-class expertise, access to clinical trials for some patients, and a seamless transition as your child reaches adulthood.
Why Choose Pediatric Pancreas Transplant at Monroe Carell
- Knowledge and experience
The Vanderbilt Transplant Center is one of the largest and most experienced in the Southeast, providing lifesaving care to our smallest patients. Our specialists have the expertise and advanced training to perform even the most complex transplant procedures with excellent outcomes. Our support staff is transplant certified where applicable.
- Recognized excellence
All our programs related to transplant - pediatric cardiology, hepatology, and nephrology - are consistently ranked by U.S News & World Report as among the best in the nation.
- Team approach
We know our smallest patients require a dedicated team of specialists as knowledgeable as they are comforting in their approach to pediatric care. Our team members collaborate with experts in other medical specialties like cardiology, cardiac surgery, critical care, psychology, pharmacy, social work, nutrition and child life to provide your child with personalized care that addresses their unique needs.
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Some children require critical and intensive care after surgery. Our 42-bed PICU provides highly specialized care for critically ill children. Monroe Carell is a major referral center for various pediatric subspecialties including trauma, organ transplantation and burns. Our doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other team members care for children of all ages needing special medical attention. We also provide case managers, child life specialists and other support staff to help during your visit.
- Follow-up care
Children who receive a transplant at Monroe Carell receive follow-up care throughout their lives. Studies show that patients have fewer complications and better outcomes when families work closely with a post-transplant medical team.
- Living donor programs
We offer living donor programs for liver and kidney. An organ from a living donor gives patients a better chance of a longer, healthier life.
- Innovative research
Our doctors and surgeons are at the forefront of pediatric research and education. Our nationally recognized researchers are committed to finding new ways to better understand, treat and ultimately prevent childhood diseases and maximize child health.