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Promising Advances For Facial Transplantation

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Daniel Alam, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, performed the first U.S. near-total facial transplant in 2008. Since then, new and promising data has emerged that supports the value and effectiveness of facial transplants. Dr. Alam joins host Barbara Lewis to discuss how things have changed over the past few years, and the promising advances on near-total facial transplants.