In what looks like a revolutionary procedure that will bring solace to small penis syndrome, the first successful penis transplant has been performed by a medical team at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa. The nine-hour operation was performed on December 11, 2014 in Bellville, Cape Town. The penis transplant was attempted one time before, but this recent surgery is the first time a “long-term result” was achieved.
The penis transplant was led by Stellenbosch University Professor Andre van der Merwe – the head or urology at the school. “South Africa remains at the forefront of medical progress,” Professor Jimmy Volmink, who is also the dean of Stellenbosch University Medicine and Health Sciences, said.
“This procedure is another excellent example of how medical research, technical know-how and patient-centred care can be combined in the quest to relieve human suffering. It shows what can be achieved through effective partnerships between academic institutions and government health services.” .................READ FULL ARTICLE @; INQUISITR