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Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services

Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services

Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services is made up of an elite group of surgeons. Giuliano Testa, MD serves as chairman as well as the chief of Abdominal Transplant at Baylor University Medical Center.

Established in 1984, BSW Transplant Services working in collaboration with Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, and is one of the Top 10 centers in the nation by volume. BSW Transplant Services works in conjunction with  Baylor Scott & White​ Liver and Pancreas Disease Center​ and Baylor Scott & White Liver Consultants of Texas.

We offer liver, kidney, pancreas, uterus and auto islet transplantation. With nearly 11,000 solid organ transplants, we have established a reputation for excellence and innovation in patient care and research. We are proud to participate in more than 60 research protocols and have trained more than 50 transplant surgeons who are now operating worldwide. Our surgeons provide transplant services at two locations, Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth. 

Göran Klintmalm, MD, PhD, FACS, is now chief emeritus of the Transplant Institute, serving in an advisory role for Baylor University Medical Center and supporting strategic projects.​

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Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Patient Forms
  • Patient Housing
  • Support Services
  • Liver Transplant: What to Expect Videos​​
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accepted Insurance

Patient Forms

To ensure that your visit to our office is as convenient and efficient as possible, we are pleased to offer our registration forms online. The patient registration form may be completed electronically and printed for better legibility or completed manually.

New Patient Registration Forms

Authorization Forms

We do not release your medical information without your authorization.

​Online​ Forms​

Patient Housing

Twice Blessed House

Twice Blessed House is dedicated to serving pre- and post-transplant patients and their caregivers by providing a warm family atmosphere and amenities needed for daily living.

Support Services

Social Work Support Services

Psychological and social support is critical for successful outcomes for our transplant patients. As part of the pre-transplant evaluation process, the transplant patient and their immediate family members will undergo a complete psychological and social assessment to determine how best to mobilize resources and communicate patient needs to the multi-disciplinary transplant team. The social worker is also on hand to assist the patient and family in anticipating and planning for the transplant.

Support Groups

Peer support groups are available for our transplant patients and families. Co-led by staff and volunteer transplant patients, these groups are an invaluable resource and provide meaningful support during the evaluation, waiting, transplant admission and post-transplant phases. Patients and families benefit from education and fellowship with others who have been through the same transplant experience.

Liver Transplant: What to Expect Videos​​

In the What to Expect videos, you will learn about  the liver transplant evaluation, preparation, process and what to expect before and after surgery. In addition, you’ll learn about the transplant team and the important option of living donor liver transplant. 

These videos provide an overview of the liver transplant process at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. These videos are i​deal for potential liver transplant patients, family and friends.

MyBSWHealth

MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time – before, during or after care is received.

Accepted Insurance

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Medical Services

Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services offers surgical expertise and transplant treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • Liver Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Islet Cell Transplant

Liver Transplant

Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is recognized for quality patient care and excellent survival outcomes. The team of transplant surgeons has performed more than 4000 liver transplants, a remarkable milestone attained by only four other transplant programs around the world. 

Some of our highlights include:

  • Celebrating more than 32 years of organ transplantation and providing additional decades of good quality of life to our liver transplant recipients.
  • Patients gain improved access to organs through Annette C. and Harold Simmons Transplant Institute’s two transplant center locations at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. These two transplant center locations are served by two separate organ procurement organizations (OPO) providing patients access to organs from both OPO’s.
  • Baylor University Medical Center offers an American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) approved training program in liver and kidney transplantation.
  • Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute has trained more than 35 transplant surgeons who are operating around the world.
 

Kidney Transplant

The transplant programs at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, together have performed more than 4300 kidney transplants since the kidney transplant program began in 1985. In the past decade, we’ve averaged 200 kidney transplants annually at the Baylor transplant programs. 

At the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, kidney transplant candidates also have the option of considering a combined kidney/pancreas transplant. Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants are performed for patients with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who qualify. The dual transplant functions better than a kidney alone because the new pancreas protects the transplanted kidney from the harmful effects of diabetes. As a result, the new kidney performs better and longer in the kidney/pancreas transplant recipient. Many kidney/pancreas transplant recipients are free of diabetes years after their transplant and report a better quality of life than kidney-alone patients.

Patients on the waitlists at Baylor will wait on average four months for a simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplant. This reflects some of the shortest wait times of all transplant centers in the region and nation.

Kidney transplant candidates and kidney/pancreas transplant candidates gain improved access to organs through Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute’s two transplant center locations at Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. These two transplant center locations are served by two separate organ procurement organizations (OPO) providing patients access to organs from both OPOs.

Pancreas Transplant

Our elite group of surgeons at Transplant Services collaborates with Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute to perform comprehensive kidney and pancreas transplantations. The Institute oversees and guides the transplant programs at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth.

Through Transplant Services and Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, patients receive complete kidney and pancreas transplantation services, including evaluations, living kidney donation coordination, transplant surgery, post-operative care, long-term follow-up care, support groups, housing coordination and financial services.

Since the program's inception, Baylor University Medical Center has performed more than 2,900 kidney or combined kidney/pancreas transplants. This volume positions Baylor University Medical Center as one of the largest kidney transplant programs in Texas.

Islet Cell Transplant

We are the first center in Texas to gain FDA permission to process pancreatic islet cells for transplantation, and we're the first hospital in the Southwest to perform islet cell transplantation from our own lab for Type 1 diabetes patients and chronic pancreatitis patients. Baylor is one of the few medical centers in the world to offer this procedure.

Auto islet cells transplantation is an innovative treatment for carefully selected patients in pain from chronic pancreatitis. After undergoing complete removal of the pancreas​ and spleen, patients receive a transplant from their own islets, which include the cells that produce insulin.

Patients who have undergone islet cell transplant have been able to achieve much or all of the pain they experienced with chronic pancreatitis and through the injection of islet cells, have avoided the diagnosis of diabetes. At Baylor, we actively perform islet cell transplants, in an effort to achieve across-the-board blood sugar control improvement.

Research and News

Thousands of women are born without a uterus. A new procedure offers them hope.

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Dr. Giuliano Testa named to Time Magazine’s ‘TIME 100’ – Time’s Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

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North Texas hospital celebrates record-setting 1000th living donor kidney transplant

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His best friend gave him a liver and saved his life (Source: WFAA)

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A dad, a son and a kidney named Junior: WFAA photographer's sacrifice saves his father (Source: WFAA)

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​Sister travels all the way from India to be her brother’s living kidney donor.

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Dr. Klintmalm Remembers Pioneering Organ Transplant Surgeon Dr. Thomas Starzl as 'Second Father, Mentor.'

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Dr. Testa and team at Baylor performs first living-donor womb transplant in the United States.

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Baylor participates in the momentous unplanned event transplanting 12 organs in 24 hours, in turn giving nine patients the gift of life.

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As of February 2016, Baylor becomes the third hospital in the US to transplant 4,000 livers, including more than 55 living liver transplants - only the third program in the US to have done so.

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 Steroid Responsive Acute Rejection Should Not be the Endpoint for Immunosuppressive Trials. Klintmalm GB, Vincenti F, Kirk A. Am J Transplant. 2016 May 27.

The Influence of Immunosuppressive Agents on the Risk of De Novo Donor-Specific HLA Antibody Production in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. OʼLeary JG, Samaniego M, Barrio MC, Potena L, Zeevi A, Djamali A, Cozzi E. Transplantation. 2016 Jan;100(1):39-53.

2016 Comprehensive Update of the Banff Working Group on Liver Allograft Pathology: Introduction of Antibody-mediated Rejection. Demetris AJ, Bellamy C, Hübscher SG, O'Leary J, Randhawa PS, Feng S, Neil D, Colvin RB, McCaughan G, Fung JJ, Del Bello A, Reinholt FP, Haga H, Adeyi O, Czaja AJ, Schiano T, Fiel MI, Smith ML, Sebagh M, Tanigawa RY, Yilmaz F, Alexander G, Baiocchi L, Balasubramanian M, Batal I, Bhan AK, Bucuvalas J, Cerski CT, Charlotte F, de Vera ME, ElMonayeri M, Fontes P, Furth EE, Gouw AS, Hafezi-Bakhtiari S, Hart J, Honsova E, Ismail W, Itoh T, Jhala NC, Khettry U, Klintmalm GB, Knechtle S, Koshiba T, Kozlowski T, Lassman CR, Lerut J, Levitsky J, Licini L, Liotta R, Mazariegos G, Minervini MI, Misdraji J, Mohanakumar T, Mölne J, Nasser I, Neuberger J, O'Neil M, Pappo O, Petrovic L, Ruiz P, Sağol Ö, Sanchez Fueyo A, Sasatomi E, Shaked A, Shiller M, Shimizu T, Sis B, Sonzogni A, Stevenson HL, Thung SN, Tisone G, Tsamandas AC, Wernerson A, Wu T, Zeevi A, Zen Y. Am J Transplant. 2016 Jun 7.

Perioperative Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir for HCV in Liver-Transplant Recipients. Levitsky J, Verna EC, O'Leary JG, Bzowej NH, Moonka DK, Hyland RH, Arterburn S, Dvory-Sobol H, Brainard DM, McHutchison JG, Terrault NA. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 24;375(21):2106-2108.

Gender-Specific Differences in Baseline, Peak, and Delta Serum Creatinine: The NACSELD Experience. O'Leary JG, Wong F, Reddy KR, Garcia-Tsao G, Kamath PS, Biggins SW, Fallon MB, Subramanian RM, Maliakkal B, Thacker L, Bajaj JS. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Dec 26.

Low measured hepatic artery flow increases the rate of biliary strictures in deceased donor liver transplantation: An age-dependent phenomenon. Kim PT, Fernandez H, Gupta A, Saracino G, Ramsay M, McKenna GJ, Testa G, Anthony T, Onaca N, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB. Transplantation. 2017 Feb; 101(2):332-340.

MiR-375 and miR-200c as predictive biomarkers of islet isolation and transplantation in total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation. Yoshimatsu G, Takita M, Kanak MA, Haque WZ C, Saravanan PB, Lawrence MC, Levy MF. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2016 Sep;23(9):585-94.

Belatacept and Long-Term Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation. Vincenti F, Rostaing L, Grinyo J, Rice K, Steinberg S, Gaite L, Moal MC, Mondragon-Ramirez GA, Kothari J, Polinsky MS, Meier-Kriesche HU, Munier S, Larsen CP. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 28;374(4):333-43. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1506027. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb 18;374(7):698.

An ectopically expressed serum miRNA signature is prognostic, diagnostic, and biologically related to liver allograft rejection. Trotter JF. Hepatology. 2016 Nov 3.

Ligating coronary vein varices: An effective treatment of "Coronary Vein Steal" to increase portal flow in liver transplantation. Gupta A, Klintmalm GB, Kim PT. Liver Transpl. 2016 Mar 30. 

Contemporary extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy in adults: Fundamental principles and systematic review of the evidence. Squiers JJ, Lima B, DiMaio JM. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152(1):20-32.

Safety and efficacy of simeprevir plus sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin in patients with decompensated genotype 1 hepatitis C cirrhosis. Modi AA, Nazario H, Trotter JF, Gautam M, Weinstein J, Mantry P, Barnes M, Habib A, McAfee J, Teachenor O, Tujague L, Gonzalez S. Liver Transpl. 2016 Mar;22(3):281-6.

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