Abdominal Transplant - About Us 
SLU Hospital Center for Abdominal Transplant

Saint Louis University Hospital Center for Abdominal Transplant offers comprehensive treatments for liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. As a leading transplant center in the U.S., our efforts in research, education, patient care and successful outcomes often receive high acclaim. The following are just a few features and highlights about our program:

  • With more than 1,600 kidney transplants, we have established a reputation for excellence and innovation in patient care and research.
  • Many of our transplant recipients are approaching their 33-year survival milestones and are leading rich and productive lives.
  • Our one-year liver transplant patient survival rate is an impressive 91.51 percent which exceeds the expected rate of 90.41%.
  • Our one-year kidney transplant patient survival rate is 97.21 percent which is in line with the expected rate of 97.20 percent.
  • Led by Bruce R. Bacon, M.D., Transplant Center Director, and Division Chief of Gastroenterology, the Center is made up of an elite group of surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists and other physician specialists.

Transplant Awards

Saint Louis University Hospital’s Transplant Services Division is often recognized for its transplantation success and efforts to increase organ donation awareness. The following are some of these awards:

  • The Missouri Hospital Association honored SLU Hospital with the ‘Donate Life Award’ in 2009. The award recognizes SLU Hospital’s Transplant Services for its exceptional leadership in raising awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services presented SLU Hospital with the ‘Silver One Medal’ in 2009. The hospital’s Transplant Services was recognized for its success in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. To qualify for the medal, SLU Hospital staff was required to have eight or more eligible organ donors during the 22-month award period ending in April 2009. Of those potential organ donors, the staff worked with donor families to convert 75 percent to actual donors. Additionally, 10 percent or more of those donors were ‘donation after cardiac death.’

For more information, visit www.slutransplant.com