By: Chamalee KP
30-year-old Valery Spiridinov Russian man has volunteered to be the first person to have his head transplanted onto another human body. Further Valery Spiridonov made clear that he has a rare muscle condition, called Werdnig-Hoffmann disorder, which causes one’s muscles to waste away and which has no known cure.
This is the main reason that the valery has volunteered to be the first person to have his head transplanted onto another human body. Dr Sergio Canavero announced his plan at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons in the US state of Maryland on Friday, saying he believes he has a 90 percent chance of success.
Some doctors believe there are too many risks involved in such a long, complicated, and dangerous procedure. Even if the operation is successful, the patient will be unable to move or breathe or otherwise communicate even if he is in pain. But valery says if he could done the surgery he could be able to do his work alone.
According to Canavero, the operation is set to last up to 36 hours, and will cost over $11 million.During the procedure, the patient’s brain will be cooled down to 10-15 degrees Celsius (50-60 Fahrenheit) to prolong the time the cells are able to survive without oxygen.
An ultra-sharp scalpel will be used to cut through the spinal cord, and special biological glue will be used to connect the head to the new body.
After the operation, Valery will be put into a coma for three to four weeks to prevent any movement. He will also be given immunosuppressant with the aim of preventing the body rejecting its new head.