World’s first successful penis transplant performed in S. Africa

Professor Andre van der Merwe (L), head of the Stellenbosch University Division of Urology, and Professor Rafique Moosa (R), Executive Head of the Department, give a press conference at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, on March 13, 2015South African doctors announced Friday that they had performed the world's first successful penis transplant, three months after the ground-breaking operation. The 21-year-old patient had his penis amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision at a traditional initiation ceremony. In a nine-hour operation at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, he received his new penis from a deceased donor, whose family were praised by doctors. "We've proved that it can be done –- we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had," said Professor Frank Graewe, head of plastic reconstructive surgery at Stellenbosch University.



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