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.

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