Pancreas transplantation some patients with type 1 diabetes have experienced positive results from pancreas transplants typically part or all of a new pancreas is surgically implanted the old pancreas is left alone it still makes digestive enzymes even though it doesnt make insulin. A pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy pancreas from a deceased donor into a person whose pancreas no longer functions properly your pancreas is an organ that lies behind the lower part of your stomach. Transplantation of the pancreas edited by drs gruessner and sutherland provides a state of the art definitive reference work on pancreas transplantation for transplant surgeons and physicians as well as for endocrinologists diabetologists nephrologists and neurologists. Pancreas transplantation how the pancreas works the pancreas which lies below the stomach and above the intestines performs many functions in addition to producing digestive juices it also produces insulin which your body must have to be able to use sugar
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