In a first for North America, a Cleveland Clinic patient has given birth after receiving a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor, a significant advancement in infertility treatment.
Renowned abdominal transplant surgeon and pioneer takes on a new challenge at Cleveland Clinic, leaving the program he developed in expert hands.
Dr. Andreas Tzakis shares how the patient is doing, what the surgery involves, why a deceased-donor uterus was used and why he supports transplantation of a non-vital organ.
Trial hopes to show that temporary placement of a donor uterus can allow appropriately selected young women to bear children, a concept proven successful in a small European trial
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In two short years, Cleveland Clinic Florida has fostered one of the nation’s fastest-growing transplant programs. Close integration with its parent program in Ohio and high demand in South Florida help explain why.