Dr Tjellstrom reunites with his first American Baha patient after 30 years


This summer, Maribel Urena, the very first American Baha recipient, met her surgeon – pioneer and “Father” of the Baha System Dr. Anders Tjellström – for the first time in over 30 years.

Maribel was born without ears. In 1983, when she was just 8 years old,  Maribel became the first person ever in the United States to receive the Baha System. With it, she was able to play the violin and participate in volley ball and other sports all through high school, and “live life to the fullest”, as she expresses it.

“I’m very happy that it’s been successful for you and that you’ve enjoyed it,” says Dr Tjellström in the video below.