Cleveland Clinic is committed to providing life-renewing reconstructive transplants to patients under the strictest guidelines for patient safety, patient health, and the protection of rights for both the patient and the donor.
Decisions about care after a traumatic accident or illness are influenced by many factors and should be undertaken by patients with the help and guidance of their family, friends and physicians.
Because reconstructive transplant requires the use of immunosuppression drugs for the lifetime of the patient, it is a treatment option that should be discussed only after it is clear that all traditional treatment options, including surgery, prosthesis and use of the patient’s own tissues, will not restore the patient’s function. These important treatments are not cosmetic procedures; they are intended to restore normal function to our patients.
If you have suffered a traumatic injury or illness and are interested in exploring reconstructive transplant as an option, please contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.