Surgeon Sergio Canavero has successfully carried out a head transplant on corpses. He’s now ready for living person.
Scientists have performed a successful head transplant on a corpse and are ready to perform it on a live human subject, claims Prof. Sergio Canavero – who became infamous for his efforts to relocate a man’s head onto a new body.
The surgeon believes that his techniques for reconnecting the head, spine, nerves and blood vessels to a new body have been perfected. His team are now ready to to pull off the procedure, and within the 18-hour target he has set for it.
Canavero gained notoriety as he raised controversy when he announced that he will go ahead with the first human head transplant.
A Russian man, Valery Spiridonov, has signed up to have his head frozen and then relocated onto a donor body.
While no proof of a successful has yet been presented, Canavero says that he will publish his paper in a few days.
Even his team claims that he has made similar claims of success, also claiming that he has performed the surgery on rats and monkeys, according to the Telegraph.
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Canavero had previously said that the operation would be carried out this year and maybe even in the UK. But with only a few weeks left of 2017, that deadline seems highly unlikely.
The medical community has been rather critical of the Italian scientists efforts, warning that patients could face misery worse than death while they adjust to their new bodies.