Doctors Perform First Junk Transplant

Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore just announced that last month, they successfully completed the world's first total genitalia replacement.  That means they gave a guy a brand new penis and scrotum and they both work.

The patient is a veteran who was injured by an IED in Afghanistan, so if anyone deserved the surgery, it's him. The organs came from a donor who passed away, and it took 14 hours and nearly a dozen plastic surgeons and urological surgeons to perform the transplant. According to the head surgeon, they believe the transplant will, quote, "help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man" within about six months. 

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