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- Living Donor Liver Transplant Program
Transplant surgeons at UMMC are one of the few transplant centers in the country performing living donor liver transplants on adults. Surgeons transplant a large portion of a liver from a healthy donor into the recipient. The donor liver regenerates a few weeks after surgery. Living donor liver transplants provide a solution for patients on the liver transplant wait list who might not otherwise receive a transplant due to the limited number of cadaver livers.
- Total Artificial Heart to Heart Transplant
The University of Maryland Medical Center was the first hospital in Maryland to keep a patient alive with a total artificial heart until he received a heart transplant at UMMC. This total artificial heart served as a bridge to transplant and bought time for Mr. Grant Feusner while he awaited a suitable organ donor. See patient video
- Novel Lung Trial of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion
UMMC is first hospital in U.S. to enroll a patient in clinical trial that could expand availability of donor lungs. Read news coverage.
- Scarless, Single-Incision Kidney Removal
UMMC is the third hospital to remove kidneys though a single incision. Patient calls this a "real breakthrough for kidney donors." Plus, see patient video
- New, Smaller Artificial Lung System
UMMC doctors have adapted a small, portable artificial lung, using a newly approved catheter, so that a severely ill emphysema patient was able to walk, talk, eat and even exercise on a treadmill while awaiting a lung transplant.
Heart and Liver Transplant
Transplant surgeons at the UM Medical
Center are the first in Maryland to perform a combined heart and liver transplant.
A total of 15 people in two transplant teams participated in this rare combination.
- Simultaneous Bilateral Nephrectomy Transplant
UM Medical Center surgeon Andrew Kramer, M.D., discusses this innovative treatment
to treat polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Plus, read
a patient success story.
- Laparoscopic Kidney Removal
UMMC first in U.S. to perform 1,000 of this less-invasive alternative for
kidney donors, which means less pain and shorter hospital stays. Plus, view
living kidney donor overview video.
- Domino Liver Transplant
The UM Medical Center is the first hospital in Maryland to perform a "domino"
or sequential liver transplant.
Plus, read a feature
story about the two men.
- High PRA Rescue Protocol
reduces harmful antibody levels and makes transplantation possible for sensitized
October 4, 2012.
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