Surgical Innovator Rainer Gruessner Changes Lives
The surgical career of Rainer Gruessner has seen several groundbreaking achievements, including life-saving procedures and treatments to cure illnesses. While doing his fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Dr. Gruessner was involved in the world's first split-pancreas transplant in 1988. This surgery was his first in a series of standout medical contributions.
In 1997, Dr. Gruessner developed and implemented the first standardized technique for living donor intestinal transplants. He became the first surgeon to perform all types of abdominal transplants from living donors.
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