Success Stories

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Saving Lives Across North Texas


If you ask Frances Bussey how she feels today, the response from the 67-year-old Longview, Texas resident might surprise you. Before receiving an organ transplant through The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas last … read more

Fred Farley Success Story - Featured in Living Magazine

Living Magazine Spotlights Yet Another Liver Transplant Success Story from The Liver Institute!


The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas is thrilled to share their latest success story featured in Living Magazine.  Fred Farley, a U.S. Navy veteran, had the pleasure of being presented on the cover … read more

Grifaldo Brothers - Kidney Living Donation Success Story at the Liver Institute in Dallas

Two Brothers Show Their Love Through Living Donor Kidney Transplant at Methodist Dallas


At 21 years old, most of us are out exploring the world and the adventures it has to offer us throughout our lives.  When illness strikes, as it did for Sergio Grifaldo, that … read more

Sayon Thill - Liver Transplant Success Story

Living Magazine Shares Successes in Lifesaving Care at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas


As teenagers, most of us have few worries, are focused on enjoying life, and are brimming with excitement for what the future holds. However, this is not the case for everyone as Sayon … read more

Dr. Mejia performs three liver transplants in 24 hours

Methodist Dallas Performs Three Liver Transplants in a Single Day


Recently, Dr. Alejandro Mejia, Executive Medical Director for Organ Transplantation at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas, had the pleasure of being featured on Channel 8 News for performing a rare feat. He … read more

Carol Pressley - Double Kidney Living Donation Recipient

Twice a Recipient: Alive and Kicking Through Kidney Living Donation


When kidney disease first struck Carol Pressley, she had no idea how her family would step up to ensure she lived a happy, healthy life to the fullest. Not only does Carol feel … read more

Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker with Dr. Alejandro Mejia after the Robotic-Assisted Whipple surgery

Robotic-Assisted Whipple Surgery Beats Pancreatic Cancer at Methodist Dallas Medical Center


After receiving a life-changing diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on his 50th wedding anniversary, Rex Whitaker is now celebrating a new lease on life. Fox 4 News’s Latoya Silmon had the pleasure of interviewing … read more

Pamela Agee - Paired Organ Donation

Paired Kidney Donation – Pamela Agee


The symptoms began as swelling of the legs and feet and from there extended into full on kidney failure. Pamela found herself in need of a kidney transplant. Although she had a willing … read more

Patricia Donato - Liver Transplant - SuccessStory

Patricia Donato – Liver Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, Cure & Successful Liver Transplant


Donato expresses reason to call the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center her second home. During her liver disease treatment for cirrhosis and hepatitis C at the Liver Institute, she was devastated … read more

Javier Espinosa - Liver Transplant Success Story

Javier Espinosa’s Amazing Journey


As a Southern Medical University (SMU) college student in Dallas, 21 year old, Javier Espinosa was getting prepared for his college graduation in the upcoming months. His aspirations were to be in the … read more

Hastling Brothers - Hep C Success Story

Hepatitis C: One Family’s Journey to Two Cures


In March, Robert Hastings celebrated two major milestones – the two-year anniversary of his liver transplant and being cured of Hepatitis C (Hep C). His journey began 11 years ago when his wife … read more