• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: Face transplant — how the surgical team prepared

February 23, 2017

Medical illustration of face transplantMayo Clinic has performed its first, near-total face transplant. The goal of face transplantation is to restore facial structures and improve function for patients with devastating injury or deformity. To prepare for this highly complex surgery, the surgical team used virtual surgical planning technology and 3-D printing to optimize the outcomes of the surgery. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Samir Mardini and Dr. Hatem Amer, the surgical director and medical director, respectively, for the Mayo Clinic Essam and Dalal Obaid Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, join the program to discuss planning and completing this life-changing transplant. Also on the program, pediatrician Dr. Angela Mattke will share the latest recommendations on kids and screen time. And licensed social worker Denise Morcomb will discuss the difficult but important topic of domestic abuse.

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