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Teens In Transplant 2015

Transplant patients, their families and care providers celebrate the annual transplant reunion at Nebraska Medicine.

First Pitch

It may have been hot Saturday night, but that didn't stop two of our transplant patients from throwing out the first pitch at the Omaha Stormchasers game.


Why Choose Nebraska Medicine?

Liver transplant surgeon Dr. Alan Langnas describes why patients from around the country and the world choose Nebraska Medicine for treatment.

Teens in Transplant - Then & Now

"It's a very sad story with a very happy ending." That's how one transplant nurse describes the transformation that takes place with young transplant recipients.


Celebrating Life - Nebraska Medicine

Transplant patients and their families share how their lives have been altered by the gift of life.


Teens in Transplant

Transplant patients and their families share how their lives have been altered by the gift of life.


Kidney Paired Donation

John Thomas had known for a while a kidney transplant was in his future. Dale Reicks knew the same....

Amber's Story

When Amber Tennell was 7-years-old, she had strep throat almost every two weeks. Doctors wanted to remove her tonsils but...

Sharon's Story

Sharon Raburn was in the process of donating a kidney to her brother when she discovered she needed a kidney herself.

Wife Donates Kidney

On June 25, John and Gay Turner celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. Like most marriages, it's been filled with happy, sad and scary moments.

40th Anniversary Surprise Party

It was 1973. Darlene Miller's four kids thought their mother would die. Her kidneys were failing, and her only chance for survival was a kidney transplant.

Living Kidney Donation

Living donation has been successful because the risk of death or disease to the donor is very low.

New Heart, New Kidney, New Life

One morning in early 2011 would shift Mike Willet's focus from his love for hunting to a fight for life.

40th Anniversary Video

Nebraska Medicine celebrates and reflects on the Kidney Transplant Program.

Heart & Kidney Transplant - Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Medicine - a groundbreaking surgery with a combination heart-kidney transplant


Cupcakes and Second Chances

At 2-years-old, Aron Spray was diagnosed as diabetic. He had to take insulin at every meal and before bedtime.

Islet Cell Transplant

For seven years, Linda Elonich lived with the excruciating pain of pancreatitis attacks.

A Triumph Over Pancreatitis

Charlene Stehlik suffered for more than 20 years with abdominal pain. Other doctors tried, but couldn't figure out what was wrong.

Dr. Vargas

The Pancreas and Biliary Disorders Clinic is composed of physicians from the Departments of Gastroenterology, Surgery and Endocrinology.

Curing Five Years Of Pain

Katie Eastman had suffered excruciating pain for five years. Other doctors and hospitals tried, but couldn't figure out what was wrong.

Pancreas and Biliary Disorders Clinic

This multidisciplinary clinic was developed to provide a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.


Save a Life, Save a Dream

My name is Jordan. I began playing the cello when I was seven years old. However, at age sixteen, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.

Gwen's Gift

In early January, Mandy and Kyle Rohrig found out they were expecting a second child. "I had a very normal pregnancy," explains Mandy. "But..."

Living with Carcinoid Cancer

Kim Woll works as a nurse in Missouri. She's spent most of her life caring for patients. But, in November of 2008, Kim became the patient.

Living Liver Donation

When the time came for Brooke Encinger to get a transplant, it was her brother, Brandon, who stepped up and offered to become her donor.

Dora's Story

Doctors at Nebraska Medicine diagnosed Dora Anthony with a neuroendocrine tumor in her pancreas.

A Thankful Patient

Harry Burton came to Nebraska Medicine just to get evaluated for a liver transplant. He left with a new liver and a new life.

Gilbert's Story

Several doctors across the conuntry said they couldn't do the transplant because of the complexity of his condition.

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Since its inception in 1985, The Liver Failure and Transplant Program has earned international recognition.

Pediatric Liver Transplants - Intro

The Liver Transplant Program provides comprehensive care for adult and pediatric patients with liver disease.

Liver Cancer Treatment

Liver cancers are some of the most common cancers and are among the most challenging cancers to treat.

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Dr. Luciano Vargas discusses how Nebraska Medicine's carcinoid clinic is unique.

Liver Tumors and Liver Cancers

Nurse Coordinator Christy Sailors explains treatment options for liver tumors & liver cancers.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic

Neuroendocrine tumors are rare and can be difficult to diagnose and getting proper treatment can be even more challenging.

Living Liver Transplants

Nebraska Medicine pioneers living liver donation, offering hope awaiting transplant.

Liver Transplantation

A comprehensive view of Liver Transplantation at Nebraska Medicine

25th Anniversary of the Liver Transplant Program

Nebraska Medicine celebrates and reflects on the Liver Transplant Program

Carcinoid Clinic

New hope for those suffering from Carcinoid tumors at Nebraska Medicine.

Liver Disease

A comprehensive look at treatment options for Liver Disease at Nebraska Medicine


"ICU" - Braxton's Song

In 2008, Braxton Anderson was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect where the intestines grow outside the abdomen.

Tyson Smith, Transplant Recipient

Doctors aren't sure exactly why, but for some reason Tyson Smith couldn't fight H1N1 illness when he got sick.

Intestinal Rehabilitation

A comprehensive and caring approach to treating Intestinal Failure.


Crista's Story

Intestinal Rehabilitation Program (IRP) at Nebraska Medicine

Russell's Story

An artery wrapped around his intestine almost killed him until he came to Nebraska Medicine.

Cassie & Braxton

Nebraska Medicine offers treatment for newborn babies born with Gastroschisis.


Three Heart Transplants in 34 Hours

In April, transplant surgeon Dr. John Um performed three heart transplants in 34 hours.

Mother Hears Son's Heart Beating for First Time in Three Years

Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in June of 2003, Terry Hooper received a heart transplant on December 10, 2012 after having his aortic valve replaced in 2005.

Mother and Son Receive Heart Transplants

Michelle McCool and her son, Patrick, both suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy. In December 2013, Patrick was a college student in Florida when his heart started to fail.

Julie's Heart Transplant

Julie Pickett underwent a heart transplant in October 2014 at Nebraska Medicine. She's extremely grateful for her donor, and calls the transplant process a "rewarding experience."

Jesse's Heart Transplant

Jesse Brichacek was referred to Nebraska Medicine and received a heart transplant in September 2014. His wife is a nurse in Lincoln, Neb. and they have two small children.

Hannah's Heart Transplant

At 16-years-old, Hannah Hetherington of Omaha, Neb. received a heart transplant at Nebraska Medicine. Thanks to her donor, she's now attending college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Change of Heart

Harvey Sutton's heart had been failing for about 20 years. When he finally got a transplant after six weeks on the waiting list.

From Transplant To Trek

Sarah Prenosil had two heart transplants before the age of 30. But she didn't let that stop her in her effort to make it up 40 floors and 870 steps of the First National Bank Tower.

An LVAD Saved My Life

Richard Duryea thought he had the flu. It turned out his heart was failing. "I was on my way out," said Richard. "I was gray, no circulation, no oxygen, I could hardly walk.

Patient Stories - Heart Problems

Patients with heart failure share their stories about their choice to receive heart treatment at Nebraska Medicine.

You Can Call :30

Real patients whose lives have been saved by heart specialists at the medical center share their story of selecting Nebraska Medicine for their heart care.

You Can Call :15

Actual heart patient, David, provides testimonial regarding Nebraska Medicine's heart care program.

LVAD as Destination Therapy

Patients with end-stage heart failure used to have only one option for treatment - a transplant.

New hope for end-stage heart failure at Nebraska Medicine

Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD) offer new hope for patients awaiting heart transplantation.

Surviving Heart Failure

As Eulish Moore lay in a hospital bed dying of heart failure, his wife refused to give up. Her online research pointed her to one last hope: the LVAD program at Nebraska Medicine.

Heart & Kidney Transplant - Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Medicine - a groundbreaking surgery with a combination heart-kidney transplant


Dan's Lung Transplant

Dan Gerdes has battled cystic fibrosis his entire life. In August, he underwent a successful lung transplant at Nebraska Medicine.

Trent's Double Lung Transplant

Trent Allsman was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was only six months old and became the first cystic fibrosis patient to undergo a double lung transplant with our program.

Donna's Story

On January 26, Donna Jacobsen of Winside, Neb. became the second patient to undergo a lung transplant procedure with Nebraska Medicine's renewed program.

Phil's Story

Three weeks after receiving the first lung transplant at Nebraska Medicine, 58-year-old Phil Sauvageau of Omaha is heading home.

First Lung Transplant

The married father of four received a double lung transplant on January 24 after being placed on Nebraska Medicine’s lung transplant waiting list January 21.

Lung Transplant Program

Heather Strah, M.D., Medicial Director of Lung Transplantation discusses the addition of the lung transplant program and what that means for all of us.