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About Mount Sinai’s Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program

The Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program, part of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai, provides truly comprehensive care for the patient with complex intestinal failure. Mount Sinai has a long tradition of excellence in gastrointestinal (GI) and abdominal transplantation (also referred to as small bowel transplantation).

Inflammatory bowel (Crohn’s) disease was first described by Mount Sinai’s Dr. Burell Crohn. 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. We have completed more than 120 intestinal transplants since our intestinal transplantation program’s inception.

Our expertise ranges from advanced nutritional management and complex and innovative autologous reconstructive procedures, such as intestinal lengthening (Bianchi and STEP) procedures, to reversed segments, and the most complex and cutting-edge multi-visceral transplants. We are equally proud of the patients we successfully rehabilitate so that they no longer need a transplant.

Our Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care

We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to each patient. Kishore R. Iyer, MBBS, 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. Pediatric GI/liver services are led by Leona Kim-Schluger, MD, who is backed by a world-renowned team of pediatric hepatologists. The program’s nursing and nutrition coordinators specialize in caring for patients with intestinal failure and abdominal organ transplantation. In addition, a team of social workers who understand the complexities of intestinal failure provides support for patient families. Consultants in closely related services, such as infectious disease and radiology, also play integral roles in our program.

We Can Help

To arrange a consultation or for further information, please call 212-659-9300.

Transplant Living Center

With amenities including ten bedrooms and two kitchens, the Transplant Living Center (with concierge Allyson Reala) is a "home away from home" for patients and families.