India successfully carries out first ever womb transfer

India successfully carries out first ever womb transfer

India has broken new grounds. A 21-year lady has become the first person to undergo a womb transplant in India after her 41-year old mother donated he

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India has broken new grounds. A 21-year lady has become the first person to undergo a womb transplant in India after her 41-year old mother donated her womb to her. The recipient was born without a uterus.

Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, the medical director at Galaxy Care Hospital, led a team of 21 surgeons to carry out the surgery. The minimally invasive retrieval of the womb carried out mainly through key hole surgery and its subsequent transplant performed only through open surgery took nine hours. It four-and-a-half hours to retrieve the uterus from the 41-year-old woman.

Since the majority of the retrieval part was done through minimally invasive keyhole surgery medically known as laparoscopic surgery, the donor did not even require blood transfusion. The complicated womb transplant surgery took nine hours.

“Around 80 percent of the retrieval of organ (uterus) was done laparoscopically and only towards the tail end of the surgery when we had to take out the organ (womb) from donor’s body that we adopted open surgery method by taking a small incision so that vessels supplying blood to the uterus are not squeezed and damaged,” said Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar after the surgery was successfully performed.


Dr Shailesh Puntambekar with both the donor (mother) and the recipient (daughter)