When Jared Rumbo’s kidneys failed at age 19, he embarked on a 30-year transplant journey that would lead to four new kidneys and a complex procedure at UT Southwestern. In this week’s blog, transplant surgeon Parsia A. Vagefi, M.D., discusses Jared’s inspiring kidney transplant story.
A routine cholesterol check first threatened Chuck Dandridge’s retirement and then his life. But an experimental procedure at UT Southwestern and a gift from his son, Jon, produced a remarkable turnaround – and some medical history.
Courtney White had battled cystic fibrosis since she was a young child. By her 20s, the disease had gotten progressively worse, to the point that she was near death. Here's the story of how UT Southwestern physicians swung into action and used their expertise, and new technology, to give Courtney her second wind.
It was the day after Christmas and Randy Gideon was waking up from his bi-lateral lung transplant. Laid up and heavily sedated in the ICU, the well-known Fort Worth architect was surrounded by machines with tubes spilling from his torso. When he came to, he realized he could breathe.