The cost for a kidney transplant alone varies widely; I've seen figures from $25,000 to $150,000 for this procedure. A pancreas transplant costs from $51,000 to $135,000. Concrete information on the cost of the combined organ transplant isn't available, so you need to talk to your doctors and insurance company for specific estimates.
If you're eligible for Medicare, it provides coverage for a combined pancreas-kidney transplant. Be sure to check with your insurance company to find out what will be covered beyond Medicare.
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