Patient Success Story- Don Musick


In 1999, Don Musick came to the University of Maryland for a kidney transplant. Ten years later, he returned when his transplanted kidney began to fail due to complications from an earlier aortic aneurysm bypass operation. His local doctors told him that he couldn't receive another transplant and that there were no more surgical options. Don refused to give up and turned back to the University of Maryland, where he found Dr. Rajabrata Sarkar, chief of vascular surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. On June 25, 2009, Musick underwent surgery and received an aortic bi-femoral bypass to direct blood flow around the clogged artery to the lower half of the body and a bilateral nehprectomy to remove his enlarged, polycystic kidneys. And after not functioning for six months, Don's transplanted kidney started working immediately. Hear what Don has to say about how this procedure gave him a second chance at life.

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This page was last updated: August 21, 2013

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