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Robotic hepatectomy greatly enhances surgical view and access to critical structures, resulting in a safe operation with big benefits to patients

Amar Gupta, MD, FRCS(C), an abdominal transplant and hepatopancreatobiliary surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, was skeptical about the benefits of the robotic surgical system in complex liver surgeries. He saw it as a gimmick, something that was more industry-driven than something that would offer a real benefit to patients. After a week’s observation of a surgeon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who has performed more than 200 robotic hepatectomies, Dr. Gupta became a true believer in its value.

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Study validates feasibility of using HCV-positive donors in HCV-negative recipients

The opioid epidemic has resulted in thousands of deaths in people infected with acute hepatitis C (HCV) due to IV drug use. Because many of these people are undiagnosed, especially in high-risk populations, many organs from HCV-positive donors are still being procured. The development of highly effective direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy has made it possible to successfully transplant HCV-positive organs into HCV-negative recipients and treat the hepatitis C post transplant.

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Uterus Transplant Program expands

Baylor University Medical Center opens access to uterus transplantation

The Uterus Transplant Program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas), part of Baylor Scott & White Health, was one of the first programs in the world to study uterus transplantation and has quickly become the largest program in the world. With 20 transplants and 14 healthy babies, the Baylor Dallas Uterus Transplant Program is now the first in the world to offer uterus transplantation outside of a clinical trial.

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Baylor University Medical Center performs 200th islet cell transplant

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, recently performed its 200th islet cell transplant in a patient with chronic pancreatitis, making Baylor Dallas one of the four largest islet cell transplant programs in the nation in terms of volume. Baylor Dallas is the only hospital in North Texas that performs these transplants.

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