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Intestinal Transplantation


The Department of Transplantation Services

Intestinal Transplantation

Transplantation of the intestine is a procedure performed regularly at a few specialized transplant centers in the world. As one of the world's leaders in solid organ transplantation, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was one of the first centers to establish a program of intestinal transplantation. This program grew from the already established, successful, and busy liver transplant program in an effort to meet the needs of a unique set of patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS or short gut syndrome (SGS)), dependence on total parenteral nutrition (TPN), and advanced liver disease.

Established in 1991, this program has grown steadily over the past decade under the guidance of Drs Douglas G. Farmer, Ronald W. Busuttil, and Suzanne V. McDiarmid, and Susan Edelstein. Today, the Dumont-UCLA Intestinal Transplant Program is one of the largest of its kind in the world offering transplantation of the intestine alone, liver and intestine, and multivisceral/intestinal combination to appropriate adult and pediatric candidates.

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides a toll-free patient services lines to help transplant candidates, recipients, and family members understand organ allocation practices and  transplantation data. You may also call this number to discuss problems you may be experiencing with your transplant center or the transplantation system in general. The toll-free patient services line number is 1-888-894-6361.

Telephone Number
(310) 794-6487 Information and referral

Fax Number
(310) 267-0392

Provider Specialty
Busuttil, Ronald MD, PhD Transplant Surgery
Farmer, Douglas MD Transplant Surgery
McDiarmid, Suzanne MD Pediatric Gastroenterology

Body System Locations
Digestive System
Kidneys and Urinary System