Pediatric Transplant Services

The Malú & Carlos Alvarez Center for Transplantation, Hepatobiliary Surgery & Innovation, in partnership with University Children’s Health, combines the finest attributes of a comprehensive academic medical institution with an unyielding commitment to serve children whose survival depends on successful organ transplantation and treatment. We provide patients and families world-class pediatric healthcare led by a team of experts dedicated to excellence and innovation.

Since 1988, our pediatric program has been hard at work providing comprehensive organ transplantation services to children. This commitment today goes beyond successfully performing complicated liver and kidney transplants, as we now offer specialized gastrointestinal services, including ERCP, endoscopy, and all complex liver and pancreatic surgery for benign and malignant disease.

We are the only center in South and Central Texas performing pediatric liver transplants and the second highest in volume pediatric kidney transplant program in the state. We are proud to be the center of choice for many families needing patient centered compassionate care.     

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

Pediatric Services

pancreatic transplant

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic 

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

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kidney transplant


We are the second largest pediatric kidney transplant program in Texas and offer specialized care and highly successful transplant outcomes.

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pediatric liver


Our highly trained surgeons perform pediatric liver transplants – including split-liver and living donor liver transplants – and complex hepatobiliary surgeries.

Cataleya’s Story

Meet Cataleya and her twin Leilani. On October 24, 2015, days before their first birthday, Cataleya was rushed to the nearest hospital. The gastroenterologist on-call had her transferred to University Hospital for escalation of care due to fulminant hepatic failure. Time was of the essence to provide Cataleya with a lifesaving transplant. On the morning of Halloween, a split-liver transplant surgery was performed, giving Cataleya a second chance at life and the ability to reunite with her sister and family.