Organ Transplants Reach Record Levels at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in 2020

Organ transplants reached record levels at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2020. 629 transplants were performed at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, including heart, kidney, liver and lung transplants. That’s up 5 percent from the number of transplants performed at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in 2019. Charles Miller, MD, Enterprise Director of Transplantation, … Read More

Mother Names Baby After Cancer Doctor Who Saved Her Life

For years, Mikkael Sekeres, M.D., has jokingly suggested to his patients who are pregnant they name their baby after him. He doesn’t recall if he dropped that line on Athena Mericsko, whom he successfully treated for acute promyelocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and blood plasma. However, she and partner Melissa Zagata clearly got … Read More

Patient’s Sleep Transformed After Using Alternative CPAP Device

I hate that mask! That’s a typical, frustrated reaction for 40 percent of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who are uncomfortable with the gold standard treatment for the sleep disorder — continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP requires use of a nose- or mouth-covering mask that delivers the patient constant, steady air pressure to limit … Read More