Dr. Rainer Gruessner: An Influential Mind and Patient Advocate

Dr. Rainer Gruessner began his illustrious decades ago, and one of his most eminent accomplishments in the transplantation surgery field occurred in 1998 when he performed the first preemptive living donor liver transplant in a baby with oxalosis.

Dr. Rainer GruessnerAnother first came in 2000, when Dr. Rainer Gruessner performed the first laparoscopic living donor distal pancreatectomy and nephrectomy. Twelve years later, Dr. Gruessner pioneered the field again when he performed the first robot-assisted total pancreatectomy with an islet autotransplant.

Dr Rainer GruessnerIn 2010 and 2011 Arizona’s Medicaid program (AHCCCS) stopped paying for certain liver, pancreas, heart, lung and bone marrow transplants for financial reasons. This became nationally known as “Death by Budget Cuts”. Dr Rainer Gruessner vehemently fought this decision and got the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and other national transplant organizations involved as well as the media and politicians. Due to the public pressure these budget cuts were eventually revoked and patients were relisted for life-saving transplants.

Dr Rainer Gruessner – Wikipedia:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rainer_Gruessner

Dr Rainer Gruessner – Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhunIqpZx1Q

Dr Rainer Gruessner – Behance :- https://www.behance.net/gallery/21902693/Dr-Rainer-Gruessner

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