World’s first head transplant patient schedules procedure for 2017

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It isnt a race. 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.

Dr. The procedure is expected to last up to 36 hours, and it will require Spiridonovs head be cooled as well as the donors body to extend the period during which the cells can survive without oxygen, CEN reported.

According to Canaveros calculations, if everything goes to plan, two years is the time frame needed to verify all scientific calculations and plan the procedures details, Spiridonov told CEN. Once I get it back Ill see what the life of a healthier person looks like, he said.

. Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon, will perform the procedure on Spiridonov. headtransplant.jpgValery Spiridonov who has put himself forward to have the world's first head transplant is going to meet the surgeon.(CEN)

A man set to become the worlds first head transplant patient has scheduled the procedure for December 2017.

Valery Spiridonov, 30, was diagnosed with a genetic muscle-wasting condition called Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, and volunteered for the procedure despite the risks involved, Central European News (CEN) reported.

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 CEN.

But on a serious note, this operation is aimed at restoring independence of severely disabled people. No doubt, the surgery will be done once the doctor and the experts are 99 percent sure of its success.

Spiridonov joked that first thing he plans to do after the procedure is go on a vacation

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