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IU Health physicians featured among “Top Docs”

| Indianapolis - The Circle City is “a great place to be a patient right now,” according to Indianapolis Monthly’s November “Top Docs” issue, which is currently on newsstands. The magazine’s annual issue includes a list of 470 local physicians across 59 pediatric and adult specialties who are considered by their…

IU Health marks second medical first for man with artificial heart

| Indianapolis - A medical first for Indiana made it possible for a northern Indiana man to return home this week with the mechanical heart that’s keeping him alive. At the end of June, surgeons at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital implanted Patrick O’Hara with Indiana’s first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, an FDA-approved…

IU Health performs Indiana’s 1st XVIVO lung transplant

| Indianapolis - National statistics show that more than 80 percent of donated lungs are discarded because they are too damaged for transplant. But now, a first-of-its-kind technology in Indiana is helping doctors to salvage injured donor lungs to save more lives. Surgeons at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital recently performed Indiana’s…

IU Health implants Indiana’s first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

| Indianapolis - (June 28, 2013) – This week, surgeons at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital implanted the state’s first Syncardia Total Artificial Heart into a patient – a medical milestone that creates new possibilities for Hoosiers with severe heart failure. Used only as a last resort when other medications and treatments…

IU Health Successfully Performs State’s First Twitter Surgery

| Indianapolis - Indiana University Health surgeons not only saved a life on Wednesday but also opened the doors to the world during the state’s first successful “live-tweeted” surgery on Twitter. Kidney donor Colin Newton, 33, and recipient Caleb Johnson, 31, are both doing well following a kidney transplant procedure. The two…

IU Health to “Live Tweet” State’s First Surgery on Twitter

| Indianapolis - For the first time in Indiana, what goes on behind closed doors in the operating room will be made public on the social media platform Twitter. Starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, Indiana University Health (@IU_Health) will host the state's first "Twittercast" of a live surgery, posting real time "play-by-play" commentary,…

Neenah Woman Gets Multi-Organ Transplant

| Neenah, Wis. - Less than 24 hours after Nikki LeFebre of Neenah was notified late Friday afternoon that she was officially on the transplant list for four organs — a stomach, pancreas and small and large intestines — an amazing thing happened. LeFebre and her husband, Ben, were awakened about 3:30 a.m. Saturday by a call from the Indiana…

Ind. Woman Donates Kidney to Her Former Boss

| Richmond, IND. - An Indiana woman who donated one of her kidneys to her former boss says she hopes it gives him many healthy years with his family. Richmond residents Susan Preston and Bruce Dodds are both recovering from their Dec. 7 surgeries at the IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, where Dodds received one of Preston's kidneys.…


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