Intestinal Rehabilitation & Transplantation

The Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program, part of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai (RMTI), provides comprehensive care for patient with complex intestinal failure. Mount Sinai has a long tradition of excellence in gastrointestinal and abdominal organ transplantation, including intestinal and multivisceral transplantation.

Crohn’s disease was first described by Mount Sinai’s Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn in 1932. We were one of the earliest intestinal transplant centers in the United States, with the first intestinal transplants in New York State performed here in 1997. Since we began providing intestinal transplantation 20 years ago, we have completed more than 180 intestinal transplants.

Our expertise ranges from advanced nutritional management and complex and innovative autologous reconstructive procedures, such as intestinal lengthening (Bianchi and Serial transverse enteroplasty or STEP) procedures, to reversed segments, and complex multivisceral transplants.

Our Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care

We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to each patient. Kishore R. Iyer, MBBS, FRCS, FACS is surgical director of RMTI’s Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program and leads a world-class team of specialists, who have specific expertise and training in liver disease, gastroenterology, and advanced nutrition support.

Our medical director is Thomas Schiano, MD. Pediatric intestinal failure care is directed by Joanne Lai, MD from the department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, in coordination with members of the multidisciplinary team. Our nursing and nutrition coordinators specialize in caring for patients with intestinal failure and abdominal organ transplantation. We also have a team of social workers who understand the complexities of intestinal failure and can provide support for you and your family. Consultants in closely related services, such as infectious disease and interventional radiology, play integral roles in our program.