Intestine Transplant Outcomes

When you receive an intestine transplant at Henry Ford, you can expect survival rates that equal or exceed expected results. These findings come from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Most of our intestine transplant patients no longer need intravenous feedings, called total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Intestine transplants can improve your quality of life by reducing TPN-related infections and complications.

Henry Ford patients wait an average of 10 months for an intestine transplant. This wait is similar to the national average.

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 08/22/2010
  • Transplants performed in 2017:3
  • Total number of program transplants through 2017: 31
  • Received Medicare approval: 2/8/2013


  • Median time to transplant<:  9.0 months, compared with 6.9 months nationally
  • Waitlist mortality~: 0.00 (expected .210, national .076) not significantly different
  • Transplant rates~: 3.58 (expected 1.41, national .54) higher than expected


Intestine Outcomes

< Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2011 and 06/30/2016
~ Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2016 and 12/31/2016
* Patients receiving their first transplant of this type between 01/01/2014 and 06/30/2016 for the one-year model; between 07/01/2011 and 12/31/2013 for the three-year model
1The expected probability of surviving, adjusted for patient and donor characteristics.
Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available 04/30/2017, released 07/06/2017.  

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