Inspired doctors successfully carried out India's first womb transplant at Pune hospital

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Born with a rare condition known as Biliary Atresia, (seen in 1 in 12,000 babies) Sanjay's liver had no connection with the intestine, so the bile produced in the liver couldn't be excreted, which damaged the liver.Pancreas:While there is no specific documentation of the first pancreas transplant in the country, the first recipient worldwide was a 28-year-old woman at University Hospital, University of Minnesota in 1962.nearly 50 years later, a team of doctors from Pune carried out the states' first combined pancreas-kidney transplant.The recipient, a 28-year-old management professional, was suffering from type I diabetes for 18 years, and was dependent on insulin shots to control blood sugar.While the simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant was common in western countries by then, it was still rare in India.

Twelve doctors worked on the 12-hour surgery and emerged victorious. The patient doesn't have a uterus. "It was an eight and half hour of surgery". The uterus from the donor will be extracted using the laparoscopic technique, which is said to shorten the duration of procedure.

The woman, who suffers from congenital absence of uterus since birth, was fitted with her mother's womb so that she can conceive normally.

The operations are meant to help women who want to conceive but can not because they were born without a uterus, suffered damage to it or had to have it removed.

Is India's first womb (uterus) transplantation a reason for celebration or concern? The recipients of womb were made to undergo ovulation stimulation through IVF.

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Womb transplantations do neither.

The total cost of the procedure is around 7-8 lakh. It's for the doctors to underline the many potential complications of this experimental surgery for both the donor and recipient and determine the pressures that are driving women to take such risks. Her 41-year-old mother was her donor.

The Maharashtra Directorate of Health Services granted GCLI the license to carry the transplant after inspecting their facilities in April.

The first successful uterine transplant was carried out in Sweden in 2013. Calling the Pune attempt "a unsafe escapade of surgical cowboys wanting to be the first in their country and to get publicity and fame", he warns that the donor and recipient are at very high risk of complications, such as bleeding, infection, and rejection of the transplanted womb. "Since they knew about the uterus transplant, they approached us and accepted the surgery option", he said.

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