Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC

UPMC offers pediatric liver, kidney, and lung transplant programs and abdominal surgery.

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UPMC offers pediatric transplant services at the following facility:

Pediatric Transplant Program: What is It?

At IRCCS ISMETT – UPMC, a hospital in Palermo managed by UPMC, there is a pediatric transplant program for young patients who need a liver, kidney, or lung transplant or who are diagnosed with severe abdominal disease. The Institute is also a regional reference center for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of:

  • Rare metabolic and autoimmune diseases of the liver and biliary tract.
  • Congenital malformation of the liver and abdomen.

Pediatric Transplant Services Available at UPMC

  • Liver transplant.
  • Liver transplant from a living donor.
  • Kidney transplant.
  • Kidney transplant from a living donor.

Diseases Treated

IRCCS ISMETT – UPMC deals with the treatment of the following diseases:

  • Atresia of the biliary tract.
  • Cirrhosis from cholestasis.
  • Cirrhosis of other causes.
  • Acute hepatic failure.
  • Chronic renal failure.
  • Metabolic diseases.
  • Rare kidney disease.
  • Liver tumors.
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