Man Donates Kidney To Mother-In-Law For First Local Robotic Transplant

THE PERSON THEY RESCUED WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. >>QUESTION OUT THERE FOR ALL THE HUSBANDS WATCHING. >>AT HOME TONIGHT, WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR YOUR MOTHER IN LAW? MAYBE NOT THIS. A HARRISBURG MAN MAKING A LIFE

CHANGING DECISION FOR HIS JASMINE BROOKS HAS THE STORY. EXPLORING THE 1ST PROGRAM IN CENTRAL PA TO USE A ROBOT TO PERFORM. A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT >>AND THEN MY MOTHER IN LAW SINCE I WAS A KID.

UM, MY WIFE AND I ARE HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS. >>EDUARDO FLORES IS RECOVERING AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY IN FEBRUARY. >>AN ELECTIVE SURGERY. >>I GAVE MY KIDS. MY MOTHER IN LAW. >>AND TO ME, IT’S A VERY SURREAL MOMENT.

THE FEELING THAT I HAVE, I WOULD SAY IS THERE’S NOTHING BUT LOVE. >>LOVE, IT’S THE REASON WHY EDUARDO’S FAMILY GOT TESTED. >>TO SEE IF ANYONE COULD DONATE THEIR KIDNEY TO THE 62 YEAR OLD. TO A SUFFERING FROM KIDNEY DISEASE,

>>SOME PATIENTS WHO NEED KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS AND ARE ON DIALYSIS WOULD NORMALLY HAVE TO WAIT. 6 YEARS FOR A DECEASED DONOR KIDNEY. >>BUT AND WARDELL WAS THE PERFECT MATCH AND WITH IN MONTHS. HE AND HIS MOTHER IN LAW WERE

UNDERGOING A 1ST OF ITS KIND TRANSPLANT SURGERY AT UPMC. >>THE ROBOT IS CALLED A DIVIDEND. SHE ACTS IROBOT. IT’S MADE BY A COMPANY CALLED INTUITIVE, AND IT ALLOWS ME TO SEE 3 D. INSIDE. THE PATIENT SOME ACTUALLY

SITTING ACROSS THE ROOM FROM THE PATIENT WHERE THE ROBOT IS. HOOKED UP TO THE PATIENT AND I’M WORKING THE ROBOT WITH MY FINGERS. >>DR DANIELLE. LADY WAS 1 OF THE SURGEONS CONTROLLING THESE ROBOTIC ARMS. >>I CAN SEE BETTER I HAVE

BETTER. VISUALIZATION INCAN DISSECT OWL A FINER IN THE MORE DELICATE WITH THE KIDNEY. FOR THE DONOR, THEY’RE HAVING LESS PAIN AND GETTING BACK TO THEIR ACTIVITIES. A LOT QUICKER FOR THE RECIPIENT. IT SEEMS THAT THESE KITTENS ARE

DOING VERY VERY WELL ONCE THE SURGERY WAS COMPLETE. YOU KNOW, THEY BROUGHT ME OUT, I FIND OUT THAT. YOU KNOW MY MOTHER IN LAW? HER KID? THE KIDNEY THAT I DONATE HER WAS WORKING PERFECTLY.

SO I’M I WAS ASKED BY 1 OF THE

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