Cleveland Clinic Weston, part of
Cleveland Clinic's Florida region, and Broward County's largest provider of solid organ transplantation, recently conducted its 1000th organ transplant, maintaining its position as the fastest growing transplant center in Florida. The 1000th transplant procedure was performed at the Weston hospital on
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and Louis
Foranoce, 70, of Boynton Beach, Florida, is the recipient of a new kidney. Foranoce, a retired corrections officer from New York who moved to Boynton Beach 14 years ago, said he felt "great mentally and physically," after the surgery. To date, Cleveland Clinic Weston has performed 636 kidney, 271 liver and 93 heart transplants.
"This significant milestone in Cleveland Clinic Weston's history underscores the dedication of our team of
nationally recognized transplant specialists who deliver world-class, complex care to the South Florida community and beyond," said
Rodolfo Blandon, MD
, President of Cleveland Clinic Weston. "Our experts in adult kidney, liver and heart transplantation have impacted countless lives in just six years, including doubling the number procedures completed less than two years ago when we celebrated the 500th transplant mark."