War Veteran Undergoes Successful Penis Transplant
This is the greatest news I heard all day and needed to share it with you. A war hero who survived a blast in Afghanistan a few years ago that devastated his groin and pelvic region is doing well after the surgery back in March that fully rebuilt his manhood.
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore say 11 surgeons were involved in the 14-hour surgery in March that transplant included the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. They say the patient had the highly experimental transplant last month in a 14-hour operation and is recovering well, and expected to leave the hospital later this week. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University say the transplant included the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall.
The surgery is still highly experimental and the surgeons at Johns Hopkins volunteered their services, which would otherwise have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and wouldn't have been covered by veterans benefits or insurance, they say.