Cleveland Clinic Performs Third Face Transplant

In a 31-hour surgery in May, a team of 11 Cleveland Clinic surgeons and multiple specialists performed the hospital’s third face transplant – and its first total face transplant – on a 21-year-old female who suffered severe facial trauma and other complications from a gunshot wound as a teenager. The surgery included transplantation of the … Read More

“You’re Never Alone”

Matthew Miller came to Cleveland for a new liver and ended up finding a new home. After a long battle with liver disease and a successful transplant surgery at Cleveland Clinic, the Pittsburgh native accepted a local job and settled into Shaker Heights with his wife, Lisa Vegas. Moving to one’s transplant city is more … Read More

Update on Uterus Transplant Complications

Statement from Cleveland Clinic April 8, 2016 Preliminary results suggest that the complication was due to an infection caused by an organism that is commonly found in a woman’s reproductive system. The infection appears to have compromised the blood supply to the uterus, causing the need for its removal. There is an ongoing review of … Read More