EDINBURG, Texas (KVEO) — Dr. Philip Thomas and Dr. Jose Almeda at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) Health Transplant Institute successfully performed the institute’s 50th kidney transplant surgery on Friday, June 12.
DHR’s press release said reaching this milestone had been anticipated by the program since it began in 2016.
After 8 years on dialysis, Jose Palomo, 64, was given a kidney from a deceased organ donor.
Palomo was the Transplant Institute’s 50th transplanted patient. Of the 50 transplants, 14 came from living donors and 36 came from deceased donors, added the release.
The DHR Health Transplant Institute is the only facility in the RGV that currently offers kidney transplant services, said the release.