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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 at Dallas 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 (BUMC) 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
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accepted Insurance
  • Support Services
  • Media

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.

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.

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.

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 at Dallas 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 at Dallas 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 at Dallas 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 at Dallas 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 at Dallas has performed more than 2,900 kidney or combined kidney/pancreas transplants. This volume positions Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas 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

​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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