“'A Big Blessing' - Queens Baby Receives Life-Saving Liver Transplant During COVID-19 Pandemic” - Dana Arschin
In the heart of the coronavirus pandemic, Mount Sinai doctors coordinated a lifesaving liver transplant for a 7-month-old Queens baby. “Really became clear in the first three months of life that he would need an urgent liver transplant to save his life,” said Dr. Kishore Iyer. He and half a dozen other surgeons at The Mount Sinai Hospital worked together on Nathaniel’s incredibly unique case. “Having taken this usual piece that we use for smaller babies we had to actually cut down that liver even smaller to make it appropriate for Nathaniel,” said Dr. Iyer. He says that that type of rare transplant only happens two to three times a year in the United States if even that much. There was an appropriate celebration in the hallways of Mount Sinai when Nathaniel was released two weeks ago, with dedicated health care workers singing farewell.