He will be the first ever person to undergo such a surgery
Doctor Sergio Canavero stated that, in the next two years, the first head transplant operation would be possible on humans. He is claiming to be able to re-attach the spinal cord of the head to the one of the donated body with polyethylene glycol, a compound with numerous medical and industrial uses. The operation is expected to cost around $10 million.
Experts say that this idea is not plausible and will not be for a while. Such an operation took place in 1970, when the head of a monkey was attached to the body of another one. The monkey was not able to move after, but could hear, smell, and move its eyes. It died 9 days later.
Dr. Canavero is certain that the head and the body will adapt to each other without any sort of problems.