In a major achievement, India's first womb transplant was successfully conducted on a 21-year-old woman from Solapur at Pune’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI).
The recipient who received her 41-year-old mother's uterus was born without a womb.
However, 12 hours after the operation took place, Shailesh Puntambekar, medical director at GCLI remarked, “Both donor and recipient are fine”. He along with 11 other doctors carried out a 9-hour surgery and emerged out to be victorious. And with this, India has become one of the very few countries where successful womb transplants have been conducted.
Uterine transplant is a potential way to treat such form of infertility, and now it will bring hope to a lot of women who are struggling with infertility.
The surgeons retrieved the uterus with the help of a laparoscopic technique, which assisted in shortening the duration of the procedure from normal 12 hours to nine.
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