As with other transplant centers throughout the nation, Tampa General Hospital’s pancreas transplant survival rate is tracked by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). SRTR’s mission is to provide advanced statistical analyses related to solid organ allocation and transplantation in support of the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents in their oversight of the national organ transplantation system. To best understand these rates, it is important to remember that Tampa General Hospital's Transplant Institute accepts challenging transplant cases that other transplant centers may not, a fact that can affect survival rates.
We perform several types of adult pancreas transplant surgeries, so the survival rates vary depending on the particular procedure in question. The SRTR tracks the overall survival rate for all of these surgeries. The majority of these procedures were simultaneous pancreas / kidney transplants, when a patient receives both organs in one surgery, but we also perform pancreas alone and pancreas after kidney transplants.
Historically, TGH has had pancreas transplant survival rate data that met or exceeded national benchmarks, as well as some of the shortest wait times in the country for pancreas transplants. Additionally, we are ranked #5 in the nation by organ transplant volume. This is due, in part, to our partnership with the organ procurement organization LifeLink Foundation, Inc, one of the most robust and successful organ procurement organizations in the state.
For specific information about the patient survival rate at Tampa General Hospital’s Pancreas Transplant Program, go to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network or the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.