By SARAH BARNS
After surgery, Valery will be kept in a medically-induced coma for
three to four weeks while doctors stimulate his spinal cord nerves to
reconnect and start functioning.
But surgeons believe the opinion-dividing procedure could cause Valery to go insane or die.
"I would not wish this on anyone," said Dr Hunt Batjer, president elect of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons.
"I would not allow anyone to do it to me as there are a lot of things worse than death."
experimental transplant, due to be carried out in 2017 by Italian
surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero, is likely to take 36-hours and will involve
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