Adult Transplant Services

Transplantation is a rapidly evolving field with some of the most successful advancements in modern medicine.

The Malú & Carlos Alvarez Center for Transplantation, Hepatobiliary Surgery & Innovation, in partnership with University Health System, offers adult patients and their families an extensive host of ancillary services to support our multidisciplinary approach to complex cases. Our overarching objective is to restore patients to optimal health. This commitment goes beyond successfully performing complicated adult liver, kidney and lung transplantation, as we now provide such critical services as advanced endoscopies, bronchoscopies, hepatobiliary surgeries and specialized treatment plans for patients with liver and pancreas tumors. We are home to South and Central Texas’ only Living Donor Liver program and in 2018, we performed 30 living donor liver surgeries, the 2nd highest volume in the nation.  

Some of the key areas for medical management in adult transplantation is rejection; during which the body has an immune response to the transplanted organ, possibly leading to transplant failure and the need to immediately remove the organ from the recipient. When possible, transplant rejection can be reduced through serotyping to determine the most appropriate donor-recipient match and through the use of immunosuppressant drugs. Our team of experts are dedicated to achieving long term patient survival and mentorship to our future leaders in medicine.  

For more information, please call 210-567-5777.

Adult Transplant Services

pancreatic transplant

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic 

Beyond liver and living donor liver transplantation, our team of experts provide patients critical services as advanced endoscopies, hepatobiliary, liver and pancreas tumor surgery.

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kidney transplant


Our program has performed nearly 2,000 life saving kidney transplants since 1970. Our robust living donor kidney transplant program helps patients get to transplant sooner.

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We are South Texas’ only lung transplant program and a pioneering force since 1987. We also offer pulmonary hypertension management and interventional pulmonology services.

Gerardo’s Story

Gerardo Martinez loves music, swimming, walking and enjoying life. When he was a child, he had a brain tumor and shunt placement. CRI secondary to glomerulonephritis complications related to a shunt infection led to renal failure at 23. His mom was tested to become a living donor and found to be his perfect match. They underwent a living donor kidney transplant on January 30, 1997. “I am grateful every day to serve others,” said Gerardo, “and to be able to open my eyes to a brand new day and breathe.”