World's first human head transplant in December 2017

  • Valery Spiridonov will undergo the first ever human head transplant
  • The 31-year-old is wheelchair reliant due to a muscle-wasting disease
  • Operation will allow him to walk for the first time in his adult life
  • His pioneering procedure is expected to take place in December 2017
  • His surgeon - dubbed Dr Frankenstein will reveal more in September


The terminally ill man who is set to become the world's first head transplant recipient says more details about his extraordinary surgery will be revealed next month.

Valery Spiridonov, a computer scientist from Russia, is set to undergo the risky procedure next year.
Today, the 31-year-old is wheelchair reliant due to a muscle-wasting disease, announced his neurosurgeon would explain how the plan was progressing in September.

Mr 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.
Neither the exact date or location have been chosen yet, but the world first procedure is aimed to take place in December 2017.