Overweight patients and those with unusual anatomies can be difficult to operate on, requiring extra cuts just to reach a destination. The newly performed kidney transplant paves the way for other procedures to be performed through only a single port.
“Kidney transplantation is a life-changing event for patients, many of whose quality of life has been negatively impacted by having to receive dialysis three times a week while waiting for a donor,” said Georges Haber, M.D., chair of urology in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. “This technique allows patients to regain their quality of life more rapidly. Using the latest technology to help our patients live a full life is the true spirit of innovation which we foster within the department of urology here at Cleveland Clinic.”
Via: Cleveland Clinic