Womb transplant surgeries: Condition of two women stable, say doctors

According to doctors, the woman has normal blood flow seventy-two hours after undergoing the transplant and has also started eating on her own.

Womb transplant surgeries: Condition of two women stable, say doctors

New Delhi: Doctors said that the condition of the two women who underwent womb transplant surgeries at Pune's Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) last week is stable.

On May 18, a 21-year-old woman from Solapur, who was born with a condition known as Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome (congenital absence of uterus), received her mother's uterus, becoming the first person to undergo such procedure in India, so that she can conceive normally.

According to doctors, the woman has normal blood flow seventy-two hours after undergoing the transplant and has also started eating on her own.

"She has started eating on her own. The Doppler study revealed normal blood flow in the entire uterus," oncosurgeon Shailesh Puntambekar, who carried out the transplant surgery on her along with 11 surgeons, was quoted as saying by the TOI.

Another woman from Vadodara, who underwent a womb transplant surgery the next day on May 19 at the hospital, also has normal blood flow in the uterus, added Dr Puntambekar.

"Forty-eight-hours have passed since the surgery and the transplanted uterus is showing normal blood flow. Except the urine catheter, all other tubes attached to her have been removed. The Doppler study on Saturday showed normal blood flow in the uterus," he added.

Like in the case of Solapur woman, the 24-year-old beautician from vadodara also received her mother's womb.

While the feat achieved by the Pune's GCLI has offered a new hope to childless couples, a Bengaluru-based fertility clinic, Milann, will also be conducting two uterine transplants in June.

Reportedly, 21 women have already registered for the procedure at the Pune hospital after the successful womb transplant surgeries last week.