Patient Care


Since its inception in 1985, The University of Nebraska Medical Center's Liver Failure and Transplant Program has earned international recognition, a worldwide referral base and Medicare designation. Nebraska Medicine  is home to one of the most reputable and well-known organ transplant programs in the country. Through our dedicated efforts in education, research and clinical medicine, we have helped shape the field of transplantation. The world-class reputation of our programs and physicians attracts patients from across the country and around the world.  For more information visit Nebraska Medicine web site.


In 1990,  Nebraska Medicine's transplantation specialists were among the first to recognize patients suffering from the complications of intestinal failure and began performing liver and intestinal transplants. In 1993, we became one of the first medical centers to perform isolated intestinal transplants. In 2000, we formalized our Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, providing a successful alternative for selected patients suffering from intestinal failure. Today,  Nebraska Medicine is one of a few facilities with expertise in intestinal failure - and one of the busiest programs in the United States. Innovation, solid outcomes and high patient survival rates have distinguished our center as a leader in intestinal failure.

Nebraska Medicine is one of the original Medicare-designated centers to perform multivisceral (transplanting multiple organs of the digestive system) and intestinal transplants for pediatric and adult patients in the nation.  For more information visit Nebraska Medicine web site.


Founded in 1970,  Nebraska Medicine's Kidney Transplant Program performed the first kidney transplant in the state. Since then, we have become widely recognized as one of the most active and innovative kidney and pancreas transplantation centers worldwide. The Kidney Transplant Program is a leader in adult, pediatric, living-donor transplants and laparoscopic kidney procedures. We consistently achieve excellent graft and patient survival rates and have earned Medicare designation.  For more information visit Nebraska Medicine web site.


Nebraska Medicine  broke new ground in 1989 when it started a Pancreas Transplant Program - a time when this procedure was just beginning to gain acceptance. The program has received Medicare designation and consistently ranks within the top centers performing this transplant procedure for adults.  For more information visit Nebraska Medicine web site.