University of Rochester Medicine Performs 200th Heart Transplant

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Cardiac surgeons at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital recently performed a 200th heart transplant surgery, providing a 48-year-old father a second chance on life.

Transplant surgeons Juan Lehoux, M.D., surgical director of the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation, and Sunil Prasad, M.D., performed the six-hour life-saving procedure Aug. 24 and Stephen Waite Jr. of Oswego is recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Reaching this milestone is a proud moment for the heart failure and transplant team, an integral part of UR Medicine Heart & Vascular, which has more than 900 people dedicated to patient care and heart research.

“Every transplant provides a new beginning for our patients and is an incredible achievement for the entire team of doctors, nurses and support staff,” said Prasad, chief of Cardiac Surgery.

Read the full article at:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/4637/ur-medicine-cardiac-surgeons-perform-200th-heart-transplant.aspx

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