Your Health- Face Transplant

Overview:

University of Maryland doctors made history in March 2012 by completing the most extensive full face transplant to date, including both upper and lower jaws, teeth and tongue. A team of more than 150 doctors, nurses and other staff took part in the 36-hour operation that changed the life of a Virginia man.

In this interview, lead surgeon Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez talks about the extraordinary surgery, the years of research behind it and what it may mean for other transplant patients.

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This page was last updated: September 9, 2014

         
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