Mar 28, 2017 03:48 AM EDT
The world's first human head transplant is about to continue shocking people. Luckily, the 30-year old man from Russia volunteered in the operation.
Science is really incredible for recently, only heart, brain, internal organs and other parts of the body can be transplanted. But now, the latest study would like to try transplanting the human head for the first time.
The Chive reported that the world's first human head transplant will be conducted in December. Though the operation is a bit insane, Dr. Sergio Canavero will lead the operation of all hands for its success.
According to East Texas Matters, Dr. Sergio Canavero announced the world's first human head operation in 2013 and recruited a Chinese surgeon to be his assistant for the operation. More so, the Italian surgeon had been studied and planned the operation for 30 years and believes it is possible.
A Russian terminally ill patient, the 30-year-old Valery Spiridonov volunteered in the operation. Valery Spiridonov suffers from muscular atrophy and hopes that the head transplant operation will be his last key to living a normal life.
The process will involve removing the head of Valery Spiridonov, cooled in in about less than 15 degree Celsius and reattached it to a dead body from a donor. If all things will go well, Spiridonov can regain his muscle control on the new body.
The head of the volunteer, Valery Spiridonov will be cut from its spinal cord using a special operation knife. The knife is special for it can control cuts up to one millionth of a meter. Afterward, his head will be frozen to heal from bleeding out, then, Dr. Sergio Canavero will repair the spinal cord and attached the head to its new body.
Meanwhile, because of the possibility of undiscovered levels of insanity that might occur after the operation of transferring a foreign head, scientists finds a way. With a team of programmers who developed a virtual reality system the expected problem that will arise will be given solution abruptly.
The world's first human head transplant will cost $20 million with a team of more than 150 doctors, technicians, nurses, and head of the team. Though this may sound insane, Valery Spiridonov is willing to take the risk and volunteer for his life that is already threatened due to his disease.
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