Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation

The success of a kidney-pancreas or pancreas transplant depends on appropriate evaluation of the recipient, expertise in the surgical procedures required to transplant the organs and on-going monitoring after transplant to prevent organ rejection or infections. 

At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one-month, one-year and three-year survival rates are tracked for transplant patients.

Pancreas Transplants

The one-month and one-year survival rates reflect patients receiving their first transplant between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2013. The three-year survival rates reflect patients receiving their first transplant between July 1, 2008 and December 31, 2010. These data are reported to the  Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Pancreas Transplants* (Adults Age 18+ Only)Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Patient Survival for:1 Month1 Year3 Years
For transplants performedJan 2011 - June 2013Jan 2011 - June 2013July 2008 - Dec 2010
Number of transplants110
Percent of patients surviving at the end of period observed**100%100%n/a

Pancreas after Kidney Transplants* (Adults Age 18+ Only)Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Patient Survival for:1 Month1 Year3 Years
For transplants performedJan 2011 - June 2013Jan 2011 - June 2013July 2008 - Dec 2010
Number of transplants443
Percent of patients surviving at the end of period observed**100%100%100%

 * These statistics reflect adult patients age 18+ who were having their first pancreas transplant. Patients who were having other organ transplants at the same time as a kidney transplant (a kidney-pancreas transplant, for example) are not included.

** Observed survival rates use the Kaplan-Meier method to estimate outcomes for patients for whom complete follow-up is not expected. Because different cohorts are followed for each time period, it is possible for the reported three-year survival to exceed one-year survival.

Kidney-Pancreas Transplants

The table below shows both the numbers and percentages of kidney-pancreas transplant patients surviving one month, one year and three years.  The one-month and one-year survival rates reflect patients receiving their first transplant between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011. The three-year survival rates reflect patients receiving their first transplant between July 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008. These data are reported to the  Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplants* (Adults Age 18+ Only)Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Patient Survival for:1 Month1 Year3 Years
For transplants performedJan 2011 - June 2013Jan 2011 - June 2013July 2008 - Dec 2010
Number of transplants*151514
Percent of patients surviving at the end of period observed**93.33%90.00%92.89%
* These statistic reflect adults age 18+ who were having their first kidney-pancreas transplant. Patients who were having other organ transplants along with a kidney-pancreas transplant are not included. In the event of a graft failure, a single patient can have more than one transplant.

** Observed survival rates use the Kaplan-Meier method to estimate outcomes for patients for whom complete follow-up is not expected. Because different cohorts are followed for each time period, it is possible for the reported three-year survival to exceed one-year survival.