The world’s first head transplant, a pure fantasy or a reality?
The Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero has said with great enthusiasm that head transplant is possible and he is able to perform such a surgery. A patient from Russia, with a severe degenerative disease, agreed to be the subject of the experience.
1 First human head transplant might happen in only two years
It is really unbelievable; this Italian surgeon will perform a head transplant on a foreign body. This will be the first operation of its kind. The controversial surgeon Sergio Canavero has announced to the media campaigns that he will be ready to perform it in 2016.
Valery Spiridonov, a computer programmer, whose brain is intact, agrees to be the guinea pig. He suffers from the Werdnig-Hoffman disease (spinal muscular atrophy), he knows that with this incurable genetic disease he has only little time to live. So after a few exchanges on Skype with doctor Sergio Canavero, and because he has nothing to lose, he accepted to transplant his head on a healthy body. But they still have to find the body of a donor whose brain is dead.