Skip to comments.Texas Children's Hospital performs rare tripel-organ transplant on teen
Posted on 07/16/2010 6:29:32 AM PDT by Patriot1259
HOUSTON Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston has performed the hospitals first triple-organ transplant on a 16-year-old Brenham resident. The patient, Taylor Sherrouse, underwent a 13-hour surgery on Tuesday, June 22 to replace her heart, lungs and liver, which had been severely damaged by cystic fibrosis. Taylor is one of only three pediatric patients in the country this decade to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation. Taylor is recovering well and is scheduled to be discharged this week. To view a video of Taylors journey, see: http://bit.ly/tripletransplanttaylor.
Jeffrey S. Heinle, MD, surgical director of Texas Childrens heart and lung transplantation program, performed the heart-and-double-lung portion of the transplant, which lasted more than nine hours. Once the heart and lungs were transplanted, Dr. John Goss, director of the liver transplant programs at Texas Childrens and associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine, performed a three and a half hour liver transplant....
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One cannot help but wonder who paid for all of this.
Will the cystic fibrosis attack these organs too or does this cure the disease?
The place where I work does bigger transplants than this. We just don’t blow ourselves up to the media looking for attention. Just ridiculous.
Often times, Medicaid pays for most of this care. The rest is usually written off by the hospitals as charitable
Oh yeah....This was something that Republicans tried to articulate during the healthcare debate this past winter: alot of big hospitals give charitable care. Cleveland Cliinic gave away upwards of $9 million in FY 2008. The media blacked this out though since it didn’t serve the purpose of scaring the public into “needing” Obamacare. Just sickening.
I work at a pediatric tertiary care hospital. We have a free care fund that collects hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for free care to sick kids. The rest is written off by the hospital. And we have a Ronald McDonald house connected to our hospital for the families. THese are charities that I feel are worthy & I will give to. Unlike some others who fork their donations over to support left wing causes.
Pediatric patient is 1 of 3 in the U.S. to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation
I get your point but I’m saying we have done that operation where I work (also for cystic fibrosis). ALso, we do full multivisceral transplants here. There was a patient in Omaha who received a mutlivis & the national media reported it as a “rare” operation. Really? We’ve done hundreds since the 80s.
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