Department of Surgery
Center for Cellular Therapy
Islet Cell Transplantation
- Creates digestive juices that help push food from the abdomen into the small intestine (exocrine).
- Produces insulin, which is used by the body to “unlock” cells so they can take in glucose from food consumed for energy (endocrine).
Islet autotransplantation can avoid brittle diabetes in a significant number of patients.