A kidney pancreas transplant is an operation to place both a kidney and a pancreas at the same time into someone who has kidney failure related to type 1 diabetes in many cases both transplanted organs may come from one deceased donor. Simultaneous pancreas kidney spk transplantation see the image below is the primary option if the patient also has diabetic nephropathy and qualifies for listing for a kidney transplant the first successful human pancreas transplant along with a kidney transplant was performed at the university of minnesota by dr william kelly and dr . Kidney and pancreas transplant candidates might be currently on dialysis or might require dialysis in the near future after combined transplantation of the kidney and pancreas the kidney will be able to filter and excrete wastes so dialysis will not be needed the transplanted pancreas will produce insulin to control the diabetes. The kidney pancreas transplantation program is part of mount sinais recanati miller transplant institute rmti a comprehensive adult and pediatric abdominal organ transplantation center located in the heart of new york city our multidisciplinary team of expert nephrologists surgeons
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