Cleveland Clinic Performs First Total Face Transplant

Cleveland Clinic Performs First Total Face Transplant

Cleveland Clinic made history in 2008 when Dr. Maria Siemenow completed the first near-total face transplant in the world. Since then, Cleveland Clinic has performed two others, including the world's first full-face transplant in 2017. this latest success highlights the innovative spirit that is one of the cornerstone values of Cleveland Clinic.

During this 30+ hour surgery, led by Dr. Frank Papay, the multidisciplinary team had to make decisions and work together for the best outcome. A major factor that allowed for this was the use of Microsoft HoloLens to help the surgeons visualize the structures of the donor's face in conjunction with the patient's current facial structure.  This is the first time that augmented reality has been used to assist in this type of surgery.

A roundup of coverage of this groundbreaking procedure is below.

Cleveland Clinic Performs Its Third Face Transplant
How Augmented Reality Shaped Cleveland Clinic’s Total Face Transplant
Inside the OR in Cleveland Clinic’s Total Face Transplant: Tapping the ‘Collective Genius’ of the Team
The Biggest Moment in Cleveland Clinic’s First Total Face Transplant
The Long Road to Cleveland Clinic’s First Total Face Transplant — and the Path Ahead

To learn more about Dr. Papay's work and innovations, contact Matt McBride. To learn more about Medical Device Solutions and Karl West, contact Jon Sakai.

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