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Advancing Progress and Possibilities for a Healthier Future


The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute is recognized globally as one of the premier programs of its kind. We’re home to some of the world’s leading transplant surgeons and physicians, and our clinical and research excellence changes and saves lives. We are the busiest, most experienced transplant center in the Gulf South region, offering, for most patients, shorter wait times in addition to unparalleled care. Overall, Ochsner transplant patients do better, live longer and experience fewer complications than others around the globe. The multidisciplinary Ochsner transplant team’s successful completion of a domino liver transplant — one of only five performed in the U.S. annually — reflects the extraordinary skill and close coordination between multiple surgical teams.

A rarely performed domino liver transplant by Ochsner surgeons saved two lives — and created a unique human connection between Dr. Charles Williams (pictured) and Benny Capagnano.

Performed more than 230 kidney transplants in 2019, the most ever in one year at Ochsner.

Ochsner has performed more than 2,900 adult and pediatric liver transplants.

With the completion of our 1,000th heart transplant in 2019, Ochsner joins only 13 other U.S. healthcare systems to have reached this milestone, including Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania.

Ochsner’s Multi-Organ Transplant Institute has remained the largest liver transplant program in the nation for volume for eight consecutive years, with some of the best national outcomes and lowest wait times.

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