Dr. Eingorn is back! We are so thankful to share the news that Dr. Eingorn received his kidney transplant, is healthy and has returned to Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics to continue doing what he loves most, caring for his patients and practicing Orthopaedics. Dr. David Eingorn is a beloved orthopaedic surgeon in the Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ areas. He has served these communities for over 30 years with a reputation for excellence in his work and notorious for the kindness and compassion he has for his patients. Dr. Eingorn was born with just one kidney and recently that kidney began to fail. It got to the point that the only hope for survival was a kidney donation. On June 8, 2021 Dr. Eingorn was granted his wish by one of his dear friends, Marianne.
Marianne has been a long-time friend of Dr. Eingorn and his family. As Marianne began to see Dr. Eingorn’s health decline, she knew she had to at least try to help her friend. It is then that she made up her mind to get tested as a potential kidney match for him. Tests and examinations had to be administered before the physicians could know with certainty that she was a kidney match for Dr. Eingorn. Normally this process takes 3-4 months to complete, but not with Marianne. She was determined to help Dr. Eingorn and do it quickly. She scheduled and completed 80% of these tests before she even went into a meeting with the physicians. The physicians at Robert Wood Johnson were amazed as they sat across from her as she rattled off all of the testing that she had already accomplished. So what should have taken months, only took 6 weeks. Soon after she was confirmed as a viable match for Dr. Eingorn.
On the morning of June 8th, 2021, both Marianne and Dr. Eingorn arrived at Robert Wood Johnson for the kidney transplant. As she was being rolled into the surgical area Marianne waved to Dr. Eingorn and told him she would “see him soon”. So off she went and a few hours later the surgeons had successfully transferred one of Marianne’s kidneys to Dr. Eingorn.
The kidney transplant was a success! Marianne said that the recovery period was quick and easy (she was back to work within approximately 6 weeks) and Dr. Eingorn continues his journey in recovery. He feels healthy, he looks great and he is back seeing his patients and back on the golf course enjoying what we expect to be a long and happy life. Robert Woods Johnson Hospital, Surgeons, Nurses and caring staff need to be commended for making this a true gift of life.
When asked how it feels to know that she had saved a life, Marianne responded, “Dave is the real hero in this story. He has spent his life caring for others. When he sees someone in pain, he finds a way to help them. For all he and his family have done for all of us over the years, it was my turn. Dave deserves a good and healthy life”.
Marianne’s one wish, by sharing her side of this story, would be that more people will donate kidneys to those in need. “It was not a difficult surgery or recovery, and to think that you could save a life…well then…what could be more fulfilling than that?”