First Human Head Transplant Scheduled For December 2017


The world's first human head transplant is scheduled to take place in December 2017!

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has been planning this for 30 years. It will be conducted on a Russian terminally ill patient Valery Spiridonov who suffers from a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy. The operation will involve cooling his head to around 5 degrees F and reconnecting it to the body of a brain-dead body person.

Spinal cord nerves from the recipient's head and the donor's body are then fused together using polyethylene glycol. The surgery is expected to cost about $11 million and will last 36 hours. It will also involve over 150 doctors and nurses.