Tampa General Ranks Fourth in the Nation for Transplants by VolumePublished: Jan 22, 2024
“This is a tremendous achievement for our organization that reflects the clinical expertise of our team, and their commitment to excellence and leveraging technology to drive innovation. It’s also a testament to the exceptional quality of care patients find at Tampa General Hospital,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital. “As one of the top five centers in the nation for transplants by volume, Tampa General performs hundreds of transplants each year. More transplants lead to greater proficiency, which produces better patient outcomes.”
The 756 transplants performed at Tampa General last year represent an increase of 11% over 2022. Tampa General performed 459 kidney transplants in 2023 and is now the second-ranked in the nation for kidney transplants by volume. TGH also performed 209 liver transplants in 2023, making the hospital #4 in the nation for liver transplants by volume. The academic health system also performed heart, lung, and kidney/pancreas operations.
“Our collective success can be attributed to several factors, but the primary reason is the dedication of our team,” said Dr. Kiran Dhanireddy, vice president and chief of the TGH Transplant Institute. “As the only academic medical center on the west coast of Florida, we serve the patients with the most complex health challenges. We combine our clinical expertise with the latest innovations to utilize more organs and provide greater access to transplants for our community.”
Last year was record-breaking not just in the volume of transplants performed at Tampa General, but also in new operations successfully completed. In 2023, the academic health system completed a total of five living donor transplants.
The top five hospitals in the country for volume of transplants in 2023 are: