Your Health- Face Transplant
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.
This page was last updated: September 9, 2014