A man from Halifax has become the first person to receive a penis transplant in the United States, Massachusetts General Hospital announced Monday. WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports.
This is Thomas Manning , who underwent the first ever penis transplantation.
15-hour surgery called a genitourinary vascularized composite allograft (GUVCA) transplant, to get this weener attached to his body.
The doctors say- “He would be able to take a leak and function sexually in a little time.” “Our courageous patient, Thomas Manning, continues to do well, and we are optimistic about this outcome and future,” said Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, who helped lead the surgical team along with Dr. Dicken Ko, at a press conference Monday morning.
Manning is single and has no children. He believes this is a new chapter of his life.
Doctors will continue to monitor Manning closely for rejection, always a risk, but if successful, this could give new hope to other patients with penile cancer or to victims of trauma like soldiers wounded in battle.
It is likely to give a person a new window in his life And it may also be a great surge in the medical world.
This is the third transplant, first was in China in 2005 but the organ was removed two weeks later. In 2015 in South Africa a 21-year old patient made a full recovery and regained all function in the transplanted organ.