Nov 17, 2017 –World’s First Human Head Transplant Surgery Carried Out On Corpse In China – Dr Sergio Canavero
A controversial Italian professor has revealed how a group of medical experts have successfully carried out the first human head transplant surgery in the world.
According to Professor Canavero Sergio, the 18-hour long operation demonstrated that it is possible to reconnect the nerve, spine and blood vessels of a severed head.
The director of Turin Advanced Neuromodulation group who made this announcement in Vienna this morning said a similar surgery will soon be carried out on a live human.
The surgery was led by Dr Xiaoping Ren who in 2016 grafted a head onto the body of a monkey.
See excerpts of Professor Canavero message at a press conference in Vienna today: