Intestinal transplant surgery involves the replacement of a diseased intestine with a healthy one. The procedure is sometimes called a small bowel transplant. Transplant surgeons consider the cause of intestinal failure to determine the best type of procedure to perform. Intestinal transplant surgery generally treats disease of the small intestine, but surgeons may combine the procedure with a liver transplant. Multivisceral transplants are rare but necessary for patients with multiple organ failure. They may involve the small intestine, stomach, pancreas, liver and kidney.
International hospitals in some foreign countries offer organ transplant surgery for global medical tourists. Only a few of these transplant centers provide intestinal transplantation. Comprehensive treatment plans include integrated transplantation and intestinal rehabilitation. These services are provided by a world-class team of medical specialists in gastrointestinal diseases.