Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant

We have one of the largest programs in the US — over 1,500 blood and marrow stem cell transplants have been performed since it began in 1993

We are the first in North America accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT) and has remained accredited ever since

Our program has been certified by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) as a Regional Bone Marrow Collection Center since 1992 and was certified as an NMDP transplant center in 1996

Our program is part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Trial Network, an NIH sponsored consortium of stem cell transplant programs participating in multi-institutional trials

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant

Pedi BMT Program performs 50–60 transplants a year with more than 250 cord blood transplants performed to date

We have a training affiliation with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to provide BMT experience for the pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship

Very active in clinical research through the Children’s Oncology Group

FACT accredited, affiliated with the BMT CTN & an active participant of PBMTC

Inpatient area at Methodist Children’s Hospital has 17 beds including 7 HEPA-filtered BMT beds

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant

Methodist Heart Hospital is now accredited as a Heart Failure Institute by the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. This accreditation is based on the hard work and dedication of staff and physicians at the hospital's Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program, offering the only hospital-based advanced heart failure clinic in the region

We are the largest program in South Texas and have performed more than 300 heart transplants and 100 cardiac assist device implantations to date

We have the best 1-year patient survival rate (source: www.us.transplant.org) among heart transplant centers in Central and South Texas

Dr. Michael Kwan and Dr. Chandra Kunavarapu are board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology--the new subspecialty in cardiology—to address the unique needs of patients with advanced heart failure and of those in need of a heart transplant

We were the first Medicare-Medicaid approved program in South Texas

We are approved by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

We are the only approved ventricular assist device destination therapy program in San Antonio

Kidney Transplant

The largest living donor kidney transplant program in the state where our physicians have performed more than 1,690 live donor kidney transplants to date—making it also one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States

More than 3,400 combined live donor and deceased donor transplants

Our Living Paired Donor Kidney Transplant team made history in November, 2010, with the world's largest paired donor kidney transplant donor chain--with 16 transplants completed over three days

The 17th donor's "bridge" kidney was used to start another chain in December--extending the record-breaking chain to 23--still the largest single center kidney donor chain in the world!

We are the most experienced transplant center in Texas with minimally-invasive laparoscopic living donor kidney removal surgery

Texas Transplant Physician Group serves patients in satellite clinics throughout Texas (Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi, Killeen, Laredo) and receives numerous referrals from nearby states--including Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico--even Georgia and Florida

Pancreas Transplant

Our pancreas transplant program was established in 1995 and we have performed more than 50 pancreas and combination kidney-pancreas transplants

Our program is approved by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Medicare and Medicaid

Ours is the most experienced program among all major pancreas transplant centers in Texas with the best 1-year and 3-year patient survival outcomes

Liver Disease and Transplant

The Liver Transplant Program at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital has been recognized as the best liver transplant program in the country, based on data recently released by the Scientific Registry for Transplant Patients

The Liver Transplant Program has the best one-year patient survival rate in the United States among patients with the most seriously advanced liver disease, according to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN)/SRTS Annual Data Report

Nationally, our program is in the top 10 percentile in the U.S. for three-year survival rates

The program has continuously maintained the best one- and three-year patient survival rates in Texas for the past 4.5 years

Most recent statistics show a 97.56 percent survival rate for patients one year after their transplant (82 patients) and 86.57 percent for patients (57 patients) three years after their transplant.  No other San Antonio hospital ranks in the top 10 in either category. 

On a percentage basis more medically-urgent transplants are performed here than at any other program in Texas (based on patient MELD scores).

We are the only liver disease center in Central and South Texas to offer new and innovative treatment for primary liver cancer patients when neither resective surgical procedures nor transplantation are a viable option

Since we began in 2001 we have performed more than 290 liver transplants.

We are approved by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Medicare and Medicaid.

The unique Liver Tumor Consortium at Texas Transplant Institute was created out of a need to provide organized support for liver cancer

The multidisciplinary team includes transplant surgeons, general surgeons with special interest in solid organ tumors, interventional radiologists and oncologists.

We provide care for primary and metastatic liver tumors with multiple therapies: radiofrequency ablation, radioactive microspheres, chemo-embolization, chemotherapy, liver resection and transplantation.