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First Face Transplant in US led by Polish Surgeon


polishcanuck 7 | 462
21 Dec 2008 #1
CLEVELAND - Only the forehead, upper eyelids, lower lip, lower teeth and jaw are hers.

In a 23-hour operation, transplant surgeons have given nearly an entire new face to a woman with facial damage so severe that she could not eat on her own or breathe without a hole in her windpipe, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic said here on Wednesday.

The highly experimental procedure, performed within the last two weeks, was the world's fourth partial face transplant, the country's first, and the most extensive and complicated such operation to date. Dr. Maria Siemionow led the surgical team, which took turns at the operating table so the doctors could rest, sleep and share expertise.

Source: nytimes.

Dr. Siemionow's bio: my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/2/Staff_1735.aspx

Press Conference: youtube.com/watch?v=YZxnxizBRUY
Lotnik767 3 | 145
23 Dec 2008 #2
And Dr. Maria Siemionow is a Polish doctor she is from Poland! That was an amazing surgery, just imaging how far we have come along in Medicine and look how it will improve in the future!
jon357 67 | 16,836
23 May 2013 #3
Merged: Surgeons in Poland perform first life-saving face transplant

Good news for somebody!

Doctors in Poland say they have performed a total face transplant on a 33-year-old man whose face was torn off in an accident with stone-cutting machinery. Surgeons at the Oncology Center in Gliwice said the 27-hour operation was performed on May 15, just weeks after the accident. The head of the team of doctors, Adam Maciejewski, said it was the world's first life-saving face transplant carried out so soon after the damage.
The accident took place on April 23. Previous transplants have taken months or years to prepare.

welshguyinpola 23 | 463
23 May 2013 #4
Daily mail reporting ******** again. There have been lots of face transplant surgery, long before the aformentioned
Lenka 3 | 2,445
23 May 2013 #5
Interesting- Polish media report the same thing.

It's good the ministry agreed to transport dead body in the helicopter- there is law against it but someone in the ministry used their head.
Harry
23 May 2013 #6
Interesting- Polish media report the same thing.

I think they mean 'the first done so soon after the injury occurred', as opposed to 'the first ever'.

someone in the ministry used their head.

A rather nice choice of words there Lenka.
pam
23 May 2013 #7
Daily mail reporting ******** again. There have been lots of face transplant surgery, long before the aformentioned

The article mentions it's not the first face transplant. Apparently it's the first to be carried out so soon afterwards. Usually it takes months or years of preparation instead of weeks as in this case. Oops too late, Harry spotted it first!
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
23 May 2013 #8
This is what I was hoping the OP would see and change the title of his thread. It wasn't really a first was it?
grubas 12 | 1,390
23 May 2013 #9
The title is fine.It was the first LIFE SAVING face transplant.Btw,the first face transplant in the US was performed by a team of surgeons led by Polish born and educated dr Maria Siemionow.
ShawnH 8 | 1,508
30 Jul 2013 #10
Looks like he is returning home now. Still some work to be done regaining mucular mobility and to improve his eyelid.

ctvnews.ca/health/poland-s-first-face-transplant-patient-returns-home-1.1389906

Wish him well.


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