Transplant Surgery

The Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is the integration of transplant services at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. Together, Baylor Dallas and Baylor Fort Worth are among the largest multi-specialty transplant centers in the country. HealthTexas is proud to be the primary employer of all transplant surgeons currently on the Baylor staff. With more than 7,700 solid organ transplants (liver, kidney, and heart), bone and marrow transplants, we have established a reputation for excellence and innovation in patient care and research. We are proud to participate in more than 60 research protocols and have trained more than 36 transplant surgeons who are now performing transplant procedures worldwide.

HealthTexas transplant surgeons report a high rate of survival among their patients that are above national averages. In FY12, the 3-year liver transplant patient survival rate was 82.3% exceeding the national rate of 79.2%. The 3-year kidney transplant survival rate is 94.7%, above the national rate of 91.7%. In FY12, our surgeons performed a record number of 30 heart transplants with both 1- and 3-year survival rates above
the national averages. In addition, Baylor’s transplant centers boast liver candidate “wait list” mortality as significantly lower than expected compared to the national average.