Video: DHR surgeon performs unusual kidney transplant operation

EDINBURG, Texas – Dr. Jose Almeda, a surgeon at DHR Health, and his team recently performed an unusual kidney transplant operation.

A mother donated one of her kidneys to her 14-year-old daughter. The family lives in Corpus Christi but the mother traveled down to DHR in Edinburg for the operation. Everything went well and mother and daughter are doing fine.

In this video interview, Dr. Almeda discusses the operation and the work of DHR Health’s Transplant Institute:


Editor’s Note: The Rio Grande Guardian International News Service wrote about DHR’s Transplant Institute when it launched in 2016. Click here to read the story, which includes remarks from Dr. Almeda. 

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