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Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation


The Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has the largest established center for intestinal rehabilitation. The center has outcome data on over 1,000 patients since the program was established and has the largest national and international experience in adaptation of short bowel syndrome and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Dr. Robert Venick is the site Principal Investigator and co-investigator in the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium which collects longitudinal data in children with intestinal failure.

Transplantation of the intestine is a procedure performed regularly at a few specialized transplant centers in the USA and world. As one of the world’s leaders in solid organ transplantation, 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, 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 Dr. Douglas G. Farmer, Director of the Intestinal Transplant Program. 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 combinations to appropriate adult and pediatric candidate needs.

Telephone Number
(310) 206-6136 Intestinal Rehabilitation Referrals
(310) 825-2175 Intestinal Transplantation Referrals

Intestinal Transplantation
Provider Specialty
Farmer, Douglas MD Transplant Surgery
Marcus, Elizabeth MD Pediatric Gastroenterology
Venick, Robert MD Pediatric Gastroenterology
Wozniak, Laura MD Pediatric Gastroenterology