Latest Face transplant Stories

2011-03-26 00:00:28

MDconnectME, a Pennsylvania based healthcare technology start-up, has developed a way to improve patient experience and health care efficiency through a secure and HIPAA compliant communication platform. Dr. Chad R. Gordon, the visionary and Co-founder of MDconnectME, was interviewed on DoctorRadio (SiriusXM radio) yesterday and discussed how one great innovation he was involved in (the first US face transplant) led him down the path to another innovation at the intersection of healthcare and...

2011-03-22 11:40:00

A power line accident left a 25-year-old man horribly disfigured, but now he has successfully received the nation's first full face transplant, various media outlets are reporting. Dallas Wiens underwent over 15 hours of surgery by a team of 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an organ donor. The match was based on gender, race, age and blood type, said the hospital. Wiens' was injured in...

2011-03-06 00:02:30

Dr. Chad Gordon, Member of First U.S. Face Transplant Team at The Cleveland Clinic, makes headlines, as Co-Founder of Patient Communication start-up, MDconnectME, Inc. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 4, 2011 In 2008, The Cleveland Clinic made headlines, with the ground-breaking face transplant procedure, which gave gunshot victim, Connie Culp, a new lease on life. One of the key surgeons from the Cleveland Clinic team, who performed the transplant, Dr. Chad Gordon--now affiliated with...

2010-11-16 14:41:08

Spain's health ministry said Tuesday that doctors are looking for a suitable match from a dead donor to carry out the world's first leg transplant. A spokeswoman said that last May, the ministry's transplant commission authorized Valencia's Hospital de la Fe to carry out the procedure, which will involve both legs. She said the operation would be the first leg transplant in the world and could offer hope to millions of amputees and injured war veterans. "They are looking for a suitable...

2010-04-24 07:35:00

A Spanish hospital announced recently that it had successfully performed the world's first complete face transplant in March after an accident five years ago left a man unable to swallow, breath or talk normally. Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital said that the other 11 face transplants carried out around the world only involved part of the patient's face. Joan Pere Barret, the leader of the medical team that carried out the procedure, told a news conference that the unidentified man...

2009-11-16 19:58:01

More than a year and a half following the first near-total face and upper jaw transplant, the donor tissue appears successfully integrated, according to a report in the November/December issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The recipient has experienced no long-term rejection and has regained some functional abilities, including her senses of smell and taste. Three previous facial transplants were completed prior to this procedure, performed at...

2009-05-18 15:57:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using recent advances in transplant surgeries as a focal point, distinguished professionals involved in this quickly changing field will explore how we communicate about identity -- through medicine, books, art, films and journalism -- in a public discussion presented by Allegheny College and held at the Carnegie Science Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. "It is difficult to imagine issues more timely, more complex or, frankly, more...

2009-05-08 21:34:36

Thomas Culp's lawyer insists the U.S. man shot his wife Connie in the face by accident and hopes to reunite with her when he gets out of prison. Connie Culp, who has publicly stated she forgives her husband, underwent the world's first near-total face transplant last December. Thomas Culp is serving a seven-year prison term for attempted murder and is expected to be released in 2011. Chris Amato, Thomas Culp's attorney, told TV's Inside Edition in an interview that aired Friday: It was an...

2009-05-06 10:51:50

An Ohio woman who became the first U.S. recipient of a face transplant has decided to reveal her identity because she is about to leave the Cleveland Clinic. Officials at the clinic where Connie Culp, 46, underwent a 22-hour transplant operation in December say they worried she would be besieged by media once she returned home, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Culp was left unable to breathe on her own, eat solid food, smell or smile by a shotgun blast in 2004 that destroyed most...

2009-05-06 05:50:00

The first woman who had a full blown face transplant showed her new resemblance to the public Tuesday, five years after a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Connie Culp's new look was a far cry from the noseless sight that made children run away in horror. Culp can talk, smile, smell and taste her food again. Still, her expressions are a bit wooden, and her speech is sometimes a little hard to understand. Her face is bloated, and her skin droops in big...

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