The world’s first head transplant has just been performed for a patient – and it has been a successful one.
36-year-old Paul Horner has bone cancer, a disease he has been diagnosed with 5 years ago. Eventually, he was recommended the controversial operation of head transplant to save his life. And he did agree.
It wasn’t an easy one though. The operation took several surgeons at least nineteen hours. Fortunately, the operation was a successful one as the patient was one completely free from cancer.
Dr. Tom Downey, one of the team members who performed the operation said “It’s a massive breakthrough. We’ve proved that it can be done – we can give someone a brand new body that is just as good, or better, than their previous one. The success of this operation leads to infinite possibilities.”
The transplant was done at Johannesburg, Africa’s Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
“This procedure is another excellent example of how medical research, technical know-how and patient-centered care can be combined in the quest to relieve human suffering,” Dr. Downey further elaborated.
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