Leading-edge surgical approaches are enabling Cleveland Clinic’s living donor liver transplant program to safely and successfully utilize small-size donor grafts, especially left lobes. Here’s how.
First Purely Laparoscopic Living Donor Hepatectomy for Liver Transplant is a Landmark for Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic surgeons have performed the Midwest’s first purely laparoscopic donor hepatectomy for living donor liver transplant, a technically demanding procedure that improves safety and shortens recovery times, possibly motivating more people to donate.
Advances in Transplantation
Discover how Cleveland Clinic’s Transplant Center is creating a global approach to honor the gift of life by providing the highest quality transplant care, research and education across all of its locations.
Complex Reoperation for Biliary Sclerosis: A Case Study
Told elsewhere his surgery was “impossible,” a 62-year-old undergoes a complex reoperation for biliary sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic with remarkable results.
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Developments in Transplantation: Q&A with ASTS President Charles M. Miller, MD
Charles M. Miller, MD, reflects on his time as American Society of Transplant Surgeons president, and discusses key developments in the field of liver transplantation.
For Liver Transplant Patients, Living-Donor Option Can Slash Wait Times and Offer Sense of Control
Half of all recent pediatric liver transplants at Cleveland Clinic use split-liver grafts or partial grafts from living donors. This case profile illustrates why the living-donor option appeals to many families.
Innovative Fellowship Focuses on Transplant Medicine
Every day, transplant medicine teams grapple with organ shortage, allocation and informed consent issues. This fellowship strives to ensure ethical decision-making by clinical teams, patients, families and donors.