8 Jul 2016

NZer at forefront of hand and face transplants

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:14 pm on 8 July 2016
New Zealand reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr Simon Talbot

New Zealand reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr Simon Talbot Photo: supplied

New Zealand reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr Simon Talbot, spends his time performing the tricky and complex procedures of hand and face transplants.

And he says the surgeries are now becoming more common and most patients recover very well.

Simon is director of Brigham and Women's Hospital's Upper Extremity Transplant Program and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

He talks to Jesse about his work.

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