Surgery Team Performs First Kidney Transplant at Doctors Hospital Renaissance

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Gerardo Hernandez is the first patient to undergo a kidney transplant surgery at Doctors Hospital Renaissance Health System. The donor was his daughter, Janette Arambula.

A team of surgeons from the Renaissance Transplant Institute performed the historic surgery on March 7, 2017. The surgeons who performed this operation are Dr. Gaudencio Olguin, Dr. Jose Almeda, Dr. Philip Thomas, Dr. Glen Halff, and Dr. Greg Abrahamian and many specialized nurses and support staff. All under the direction of Dr. Jose Almeda, Dr. Philip Thomas, and Dr. Mourad Alsabbagh.

Doctors Hospital Renaissance Health System is the only hospital in the Rio Grande Valley that currently offers comprehensive kidney transplant patient support.

To learn more about Gerardo Hernandez’s transplant journey, join Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System for its National Donate Life Month press conference on April 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM. For more information, please call (956) 362-3100.

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