Transplant surgery is evolving at a tremendous rate and The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT, is at the cutting edge of clinical care. The spectacular success of organ transplantation over the last few decades has saved, lengthened, and immeasurably improved thousands of patient lives. The first organ transplant surgery at The UVM Medical Center occurred on March 6th, 1972, with limited options for patients. Today, there are a variety of transplant surgery methods available, reflecting the rapid evolution of the field and the critical role of continuing research.
Receiving an organ transplant is a life-changing experience. Transplant surgery allows you to live longer and enjoy a higher quality of life. It also requires a significant investment, before and after surgery, to prepare for your new organ and manage your health afterward.
Organ Transplants at The UVM Medical Center
At The UVM Medical Center, our transplant team is committed to helping you through every step of the process. Our team includes experienced doctors and nurses, transplant coordinators and social workers who help you handle the effects of transplant surgery on other aspects of your life.
Our program has comprehensive options and clinical support for patients. We offer:
- Compassionate Care - Waiting for an organ donor and living with an organ transplant can be emotionally and physically difficult. Our social workers offer support every step of the way. Learn more about transplant surgery and what to expect and lifestyle changes.
- Personalized Approach - We evaluate every patient to determine if organ transplant is the right option for you. After surgery, we monitor all of our patients closely to make sure you stay healthy-an important part of transplant care. Learn more about life after transplant surgery.
- Teamwork - Our team includes experienced surgeons who are experts in transplant surgery. They work closely with our nurses, transplant coordinators and social workers who provide support to both our organ recipients and donors.
- Technology - We use the latest imaging technology and diagnostic tests to make sure our organ recipients and donors are healthy enough for transplant surgery. Find out more about transplant evaluation.
Referrals to The UVM Medical Center Transplant Surgery
Primary care physicians and specialist physicians refer patients to The UVM Medical Center Transplant Surgery. Our team responds to each referral. Start the referral process with a phone call to our office: 802-847-4774.