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Allegheny General Hospital Performs First Liver Transplant
Date:11/15/2007

28 year-old Mother of Three Recovering Well After November 1 Procedure

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A 28 year-old Robinson Township woman has become the first patient to undergo liver transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH).

AGH officials said the surgery, which took place on November 1, represents a milestone locally in the field of organ transplantation, providing end stage liver disease patients with a vital, new choice for surgical care.

"This program is a critical new resource for liver transplantation candidates in western Pennsylvania and the tri-state region, particularly those who have traditionally been referred out of state for surgery due to lack of access to a local transplant center. Though recently established, it affords patients access to a surgical team whose skill and experience rivals most in the nation," said Mark Roh, M.D., chairman of AGH's Department of Surgery.

Christine Berman was admitted to AGH on October 28 suffering from a sudden onset of acute liver disease called fulminant hepatic failure. An often rapidly fatal condition, she was immediately placed on the transplant list as a status 1A candidate and underwent liver transplantation surgery three days later.

The surgery was performed by Thomas V. Cacciarelli, M.D., director of Liver Transplantation at AGH, and Dr. Roh.

After the six-hour operation and a week in AGH's surgical intensive care unit, Berman 's new liver is functioning perfectly well, Dr. Cacciarelli said.

The mother of three young children, Berman said she and her family are most grateful for the care she received at AGH and for the availability of the donor organ that saved her life.

"I am alive today because of this hospital, because of these wonderful doctors and nurses and everyone else involved in the transplant program, and most importantly, because of the gift of life that was bestowed to me from an organ donor and their family. M
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