The combined kidney and pancreas transplant surgery is indicated for patients who are on dialysis, but who are also diabetic and on insulin. The specifics of which dialysis dependent diabetics qualify for kidney and pancreas transplant are:

  • You must be insulin dependent
  • You should not be over weight (weight assessment on individual basis)
  • Your insulin requirements must be in excess (determined by your physicians)
  • Your doctors will have carefully assessed your condition and deemed your condition suitable for the pancreas surgery

In order to undergo pancreas transplantation, a number of steps and procedures must be followed to ensure a successful transplant process. These steps include:

Understanding Your Pancreas

Your pancreas is located in your upper abdomen, behind your stomach and on top of your spine. It is divided into 3 parts: the head, which is located next to the small intestine, the body, and the tail, which is close to your spleen.

The pancreas has 2 main :

  1. Production of juices to help digest food.
  2. Production of hormones, like insulin.

Understanding Your Pancreas

Your pancreas is located in your upper abdomen, behind your stomach and on top of your spine. It is divided into 3 parts: the head, which is located next to the small intestine, the body, and the tail, which is close to your spleen.

The pancreas has 2 main :

  1. Production of juices to help digest food.
  2. Production of hormones, like insulin.