Items Tagged ‘Dr. Ronald Busuttil’

25 year celebration

January 9, 2019

25 year celebration

By Mike O Mike O

Thank you Dr Busuttil and the UCLA Liver Transplant Team! Celebrating 25 years today!

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, liver transplant, patient stories


March 26, 2018

DR. RASTOGI GUIDES US ON A JOURNEY TO TRANSPLANT

By selby1 selby1

On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. There is no treatment for the disease so it is a waiting game. […]

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Tags: appointment, clinical trials, Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center, cysts, dialysis, double transplant, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, Dr. Farmer, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, Dr. Han Gritsch, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dr. Sammie Saab


October 11, 2017

A second chance to live

By Markgolfer Markgolfer

Dr. Busuttil, It has been a little over a year (August 30, 2016) since I had my liver transplant at UCLA. I am writing to express my utmost gratitude to you and your team for saving my life. I would not be here without your efforts. It is most impressive to me how dedicated you […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, ICU, liver transplant, patient stories, transplant


It takes a village to perform a rare surgery

September 20, 2017

It takes a village to perform a rare surgery

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Hand transplant patient reunites with large surgical team that guided rare, 18-hour procedure at UCLA UCLA patient Jonathan Koch recently underwent a surgery so rare—a hand transplant—that it has been performed fewer than three dozen times in the United States. Over the months-long course of preparing for his hand amputation and transplant surgery, Koch worked […]

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Tags: Dr. Erik Lum, Dr. Gerald Lipshutz, Dr. Kodi Azari, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dr. Sue McDiarmid, Erin Core, hand transplant, Johnese Spisso, nurses, nursing, One Legacy, surgery


Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

August 7, 2017

Thank you Dr. Busuttil for saving my life and thousands of others for over the past 33 years!

By Vicky Vicky

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver transplant team has performed well over 6,000 transplants since 1984.

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Tags: Biliary Atresia, birth defect, Doctors Day, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, infant, liver disease, liver failure, liver transplant, organ donor registry, patient stories, surgery


March 30, 2017

23 years at UCLA

By samantha12 samantha12

I began seeing Dr. Leonard Goldstein at UCLA in 1994. I was diagnosed with auto immune cirrhosis in 1970 at age five. I enjoyed seeing Dr. Goldstein at his “unique” office in building 200 where I made many trips over the course of 22 years. In February 2006, my 2nd life began with a liver […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, Doctors Day, Dr. Alan Gorn, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immune cirrhosis, liver, liver transplant, patient stories, Pfleger Liver Institute, UCLA liver transplant team


Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

July 28, 2016

Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure – UCLA performed its 6,000th liver transplant, a national milestone accomplishment based on the United […]

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Tags: birthday present, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immunosuppressive therapy, Johnese Spisso, liver transplant, organ donation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Steve McDowell, surgery, transplantation


April 5, 2016

Dedication, Commitment, Expertise and Compassion: Dr. Ronald Busuttil

By jonkra jonkra

My name is Jonathan. In 2004, after experiencing a minor infarction of the right kidney, I received a body scan which yielded a devastating result. It revealed that I had a large mass on my liver, about the size of a softball. I was stunned, shocked, and uncertain of the impact it would have on […]

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Tags: cavernous hemangioma, Doctors Day, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, liver transplant, liver tumor, patient stories, Pfleger Liver Institute


January 16, 2013

UCLA Liver Transplant Survivor

By EyeDoc2016 EyeDoc2016

Ever since 2008, I have been volunteering at UCLA’s CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center with pancreatic cancer research and later at UCLA’s Iris Canter Breast Imaging Center with their clinical research. However, I never, in my wildest dreams, thought that I would one day be a patient at UCLA. Amidst my volunteering, I had the […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, patient stories, primary sclerosing cholangitis, transplant


January 15, 2013

2 Times Liver Transplant Survivor

By Vicky Vicky

My name is Vicky I’m 28 years old and I’m a 2x liver transplant survivor. Throughout my life, I never knew what life was like before my first transplant. You see, shortly after I was born, I was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a birth defect where the bile ducts don’t form properly to the liver. […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, patient stories, transplant