A Second Chance at Life: Laureen
March 22, 2012
Laureen Gerzack is an example of the highly specialized, complicated cases typically seen and treated at Mount Sinai. Over the years, Laureen’s kidneys had been badly damaged by diabetes. It came to a point where complications caused by diabetes prevented Laureen from having life-saving dialysis. She needed a transplant or she would die. However, other hospitals viewed her case as surgically too risky to attempt a transplant. Here, Laureen and her surgeon Michael J. Goldstein, Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and Medical Director of the New York Organ Donor Network, tell the story of Laureen’s journey to Mount Sinai and her successful transplant surgery.
Short Bowel Syndrome
February 29, 2012
Dr. Lauren Schwartz, a gastroenterologist and intestinal rehabilitation and transplant specialist, discusses a rare condition known as short bowel syndrome that affects about 40,000 Americans.
Living Donation: Kelly and Netfa
March 19, 2012
Kelly Belgrave, a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient, is now dialysis-free and no longer requires daily insulin injections, thanks to her fiancé and living donor Netfa Rickets.
A Life-Saving Transplant: Baby Ariz
March 29, 2012
Dr. Sander Florman talks about the life-saving liver transplant he and a team of specialists at Mount Sinai performed on Ariz Gadat when Ariz was less than a month old and weighed only seven pounds.
A Very Rare Transplant Saves Baby Anthony
March 30, 2012
RMTI surgeons tell the story of the very rare, high-risk type of liver transplant they successfully performed on Anthony Gallagher when he was eight months-old that saved his life.
Mom Gives Baby Daughter the Gift of Life
April 2, 2012
Jennilynne Barters, who donated a piece of her liver to her seven month-old daughter Ellieanna, talks with members of RMTI’s pediatric liver transplant team about the ‘split-liver’ transplant that saved her daughter’s life.