“The patient was born without a uterus and she wanted to have her own baby and was not ready for adoption or surrogacy. Since they knew about the uterus transplant, they approached us and accepted the surgery option,” Dr Shailesh Puntambekar said. “Fortunately, her mother was found to be a medically suitable uterus donor for her.”
He added: “The procedure is difficult because multiple large arteries are to be joined there, and veins that are small and short. It is technically very tough.”
According to Dr. Mats Brännström, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg, only six babies have ever been delivered from a uterus transplant – two from the same mother. It remains to be seen whether India’s first transplant will result in a birth though Dr. Puntambekar said he felt “relaxed and confident” that it will happen for his patient.