Islet Cell Transplant

An auto islet cell transplant is an innovative way to prevent diabetes and treat the pain caused by chronic pancreatitis.

If your patients suffer from chronic pancreatitis, trust the islet cell transplantation experts at Baylor Scott & White Health. This specialized cellular transplant procedure is offered through ongoing clinical trials at a handful of selected medical centers across the United States, including Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. Previous research has shown that experience in islet isolation is critical to the success of an islet transplant center. 

We are the first health system in Texas the FDA permitted to process pancreatic islet cells for transplantation and are the first in the Southwest to perform islet cell transplantation from our own lab for type 1 diabetes patients and chronic pancreatitis patients. 

We’re proud to be one of the few medical centers in the world to offer this innovative procedure to your patients and are No. 2 in the U.S for auto islet transplant volume.


The innovative islet cell transplant treatment for carefully selected patients who suffer from chronic pancreatitis pain starts with the complete removal of the pancreas and spleen.

After that, we transplant the patient's own islets, which include the cells that produce insulin and control the body's blood sugar levels. 

We actively perform islet cell transplants in an effort to help your patients achieve across-the-board blood sugar control improvement.

We've found that these patients have achieved relief from much – and in some cases all – of the pain they experienced with chronic pancreatitis. The injection of islet cells also has helped many patients avoid the diagnosis of diabetes. 

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