Man To Undergo Head Transplant

by Daily Mail  |  published on April 8, 2015

headtransplantA man with a fatal medical condition has spoken exclusively to MailOnline about how he is set to become the first person to undergo a head transplant and hopes it could be as soon as next year.

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.

Mr Spiridonov, 30, a computer scientist from Russia, said: ‘My decision is final and I do not plan to change my 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.

‘Am I afraid? Yes, of course I am. But it is not just very scary, but also very interesting,’ said Mr Spiridonov from his home in Vladimir, a city 120 miles east of Moscow.

‘But you have to understand that I don’t really have many choices’, he said. ‘If I don’t try this chance my fate will be very sad. With every year my state is getting worse.’

  • original ancestry

    Is PPH buying and selling ISIS victims now to Russia?

  • reagangs

    I thought this was tried many times, recently in the Middle East, and it didn’t turn out very good, especially for the “patient”. Maybe it was the “operating room” environment (the desert) or the quality of the “surgeons” (radical islamofacist) and their “scalpels” (machetes). Maybe these new guys will have better luck.


    He said he is a Russian so no lost if he dies.

  • O. Ryan Faust

    Good luck, Valary. If you haven’t been born from above into the heavenly family of Jesus Christ, now’s the time.

  • Dennis Krug

    Oh well in either case he’s going to die but on the other hand everyone has that misfortune ! No one’s getting out of here alive !

  • With all the ‘miracles’ of modern medicine, combined with the outright ‘loony-tunes’ perceptions of what’s right & what’s wrong, plus the drive to attain that recognition at the very top, way above & beyond anyone else… why should we be shocked now at this bizarre act that is about to take place? There are no possible words that would suffice, to convey the utter distaste of this near inhuman experiment. This is a modern era awakening & rendition of “Franc’ en Stine”, nothing less…

  • GMC

    Good luck and my prayers are with you. And your right you have no choice.And if it works I want one too!! I’m a ugly MF!!!!

  • This is absolutely the worst most horrible idea that has come from modern medicine. Having been closely and personally involved with both organ transplant and organ donation I would not under any circumstances recommend either. Therefore for a ‘head transplant’ I cannot even imagine the evil this will bring on in society. When will moden medicine quit playing God??? I think modern medicine should stick with providing comfort and reducing pain and leave the rest to God.

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