In December, surgical medicine should enter a new era with the first head transplant on a person with atrophied body.
This historic operation, to be held in December 2017, will be led by Dr. Sergio Canavero, a renowned Italian neurosurgeon practicing at Harbin University, China. He will be surrounded by a team of 150 doctors and nurses for this surgical operation which promises to be dantesque .
The volunteer patient is a young Russian man named Valery Spiridonov, aged 30, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy . His head will be moved from his body to be grafted on the body of a dead brain donor. Between these two stages, she will be put in hypothermia in order to avoid a potential bleeding.
He was invited to the British show “Good Morning Britain,” Valery Spiridonov had confided in the reasons that had led him …