Transplant Surgery

Patients across New England have access to the most comprehensive organ transplant program in the region at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.

UMass Memorial’s transplant program evaluates prospective patients, provides surgical services and care for adults with end-stage organ disease. Learn more about some of the transplants we perform:

Advanced Organ Transplant Care in Massachusetts

UMass Memorial offers advanced organ transplant care to patients throughout New England. Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, nurse coordinators, social workers and financial coordinators provide expert care, support and education throughout all phases of the transplant process. Our transplant team spans many different specialties, including:

  • Nephrology (kidney specialty)
  • Hepatology (liver specialty)
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry

One of the Largest Liver Transplant Programs in New England

UMass Memorial has made significant strides in its transplantation program and in 2012 transplanted more livers than any other program in New England. Learn more about the UMass Memorial Organ Transplantation program.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Program

UMass Memorial offers the region’s only multidisciplinary Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Program for patients with primary liver cancer. The HCC Program treats patients with cancer while they wait for a transplant. It’s one of only a handful of such programs in the Northeast.

Until recently, patients with HCC had few options for treatment or cure because their cancer is not often diagnosed until it has progressed considerably. Only 10 to 20 percent of tumors can be removed completely with surgery. Today, liver transplant is the best treatment option for appropriately selected patients with HCC.

Drawing on the expertise of the UMass Memorial Cancer Center of Excellence and UMass Memorial specialists, the HCC Program integrates the following subspecialties:

  • Medical oncology
  • Transplant hepatology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Transplant surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Radiology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Social work

HCC is most commonly encountered in patients with cirrhosis, which can result from Hepatitis B or C, alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases of the liver, chronic inflammation of the liver and hemochromatosis.