Meet Andy: Mayo Clinic’s First Face Transplant Patient
Last week, Mayo Clinic announced a major milestone for its transplant center: in June 2016, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians and other health professionals completed a near-total face transplant on a Wyoming man named Andy Sandness. Read about Andy’s miraculous journey and join us in wishing him well as he heads back to Wyoming.
- Learn about face transplant at Mayo Clinic.
- Explore Mayo’s Transplant Center.
- Request an appointment.
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What an amazing story!! Both for the patient and for all the surgeons that collaborated to make this miracle happen for him. Top notch care at Mayo Clinic!!
Andy Sandness, I am sending you my most sincere wishes for many more years of life as you continue to move forward on this miraculous journey. You have remarkable strength , determination, and a beautiful smile.
Best wishes, Andy Sandness! Enjoy your restored life and continue to shine brightly in the world. Teresa
Andy, what a remarkable journey you have been on. I am so happy for you that you have been able to now live a more normal life. The years in between can be a distant memory.