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Houston Operating Rooms To Relocate

The Fonden-Brown operating rooms were used for procedures such as the world’s first multi-organ transplant

Some operating rooms in Houston where pioneering heart procedures were done in the era of famed surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey will relocate this summer.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Houston Methodist Hospital will close those operating rooms after nearly 50 years as one of the historic spots at Texas Medical Center.

In August, Methodist’s Fonden-Brown operating rooms will shut down as the hospital’s Heart Center moves into a new tower that’ll feature just under 400 patient beds and 18 high-tech operating rooms.

The Fonden-Brown operating rooms were used for procedures such as the world’s first multi-organ transplant, that included a heart, lung and two kidneys from one donor.

DeBakey died in 2008 at age 99.

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