Human Head Transplant Update 2021 | Surgery Video

This operation may sound like something out of a horror movie, but one man is hoping it will improve his quality of life

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“According to Canavero’s calculations, if everything goes to plan, two years is the time frame needed to verify all scientific calculations and plan the procedure’s details,” Spiridonov told CEN. “It isn’t a race. No doubt, the surgery will be done once the doctor and the experts are 99 percent sure of its success.”

Brain Transplant To Be Performed On – Valery Spiridonov 

Valery Spiridonov - Human Head Transplant
Valery Spiridonov – Human Head Transplant

A 30-year-old Russian man, Valery Spiridonov, volunteered for the procedure in the hope of living a more normal life. The computer scientist suffers from a rare motor neuron disease known as Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease. The disease causes motor neurons – the nerve cells responsible for sending signals from the central nervous system to your muscles – to deteriorate, which leads to muscle atrophy and in severe cases, difficulty swallowing and breathing. Currently, there is no treatment for this disease.

As a lifelong sufferer of the rare genetic Werdnig-Hoffman muscle-wasting disease, he says he wants the chance of a new body before he dies. “When I realized that I could participate in something really big and important, I had no doubt left in my mind and started to work in this direction,” Spiridonov, a Russian computer scientist, told Central European News (CEN). “The only thing I feel is the sense of pleasant impatience like I have been preparing for something important all my life and it is starting to happen.”

As with any surgery, this procedure has many risks and uncertainties. Will the doctors be able to reconnect the spinal cord? Will the head reject the new body? While advances in medicine reduce the risk of rejection, the surgery is not a guaranteed success as no doctor has ever successfully reconnected a spinal cord. Spiridonov is well aware of the risks and is determined to go through with the procedure.

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