Terminally ill man set to be first to undergo the world’s first full HEAD transplant


Valery Spiridonov says he is ready to put his trust in controversial surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero who claims he can cut off his head and attach it to a healthy body. Valery said his decision is the final and he doesn’t plan to change his mind. 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.

Dr Canavero has named the procedure HEAVEN, which is an acronym for head anastomosis venture. Anastomosis involves the surgical connecting of two parts. He insists all the necessary techniques already exist to transplant a head onto a donor body. The cost of the 36-hour operation, which could only be performed in the one of the world’s most advanced operating theatre, has been estimated at £7.5m.


The new body would come from a transplant donor who is brain dead but otherwise healthy. Both donor and patient would have their head severed from their spinal cord at the same time, using an ultra-sharp blade to give a clean cut. The patient’s head would then be placed onto the donor’s body and attached using what Canavero calls his ‘magic ingredient’ – a glue-like substance called polyethylene glycol – to fuse the two ends of the spinal cord together.

The muscles and blood supply would be stitched up, before the patient is put into a coma for 4 weeks to stop them from moving while the head and body heal together. When they wake the patient should be able to move, feel their face and even speak with the same voice. Powerful immunosuppressant drugs should stop the new body from being rejected….. Bill Gates said if d operation is successful, he’d b willing to lend ppl his head for some days jst to become rich too….

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