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Live Tweet of Living Donor Kidney Transplant: 12/14/12
On Friday, December 14 at 7 a.m. ET, the physicians of Piedmont Transplant Institute conducted a “live tweet” robotic nephrectomy and living donor kidney…
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A happy man! Living donor kidney recipient David Edwards shown two days after his transplant.
Dr. Pollinger's robot is now resting.
Small incision and less pain for donor John Hembree.
Dr. Tan transplanting David's new kidney.
John's kidney waiting to be sewn into David. It looks lost, needs a new home soon!
Dr. Tan flushing John's kidney with preservation solution.
Dr. Pollinger looking very determined as he scrubs in to remove John's kidney. Almost done!!!
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Dr. Pollinger using his feet to help control the Da Vinci robot. Good thing he wore his nice socks!
Relatives in the waiting room.
Joyce Jenkins and Dawn Lewis - more of Piedmont's fabulous Transplant OR team - helping out in the OR.
Dr. Miguel Tan has prepped David for surgery and is waiting for the donor kidney.
Piedmont scrub nurse extraordinaire Linda Vinkovich assisting with surgery. We have a great team in the OR at Piedmont!
Dr. Matthew Mulloy answers a question about living donors on Twitter.
A camera crew records the live Tweeting in the OR where John Hembree's left kidney is being removed.
Both families in the waiting room.
The fast hands of Dr. Miguel Tan - surgical director of Kidney Transplant at Piedmont Transplant Institute - hard at work. (Previous surgery)
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The living donor surgery at Piedmont Atlanta.
David Edwards gives a peace sign in advance of his surgery.
Dr. Harrison Pollinger at the controls of the robot
The Trocars in place for the robotic surgery
John Hembree ready for surgery
The transplant team is getting John ready for surgery.
#livingdonor John Hembree is wheeled into the operating room.
#livingdonor John Hembree visits with recipient David Edwards before surgery.