Media Coverage of Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar and Galaxy Care Hospital
India’s first uterine transplant performed
A team of 12 doctors at the city’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) successfully completed the highly complex and delicate procedure of India’s first uterine transplant on a woman from Solapur district on Thursday.
The woman suffers from congenital absence of uterus and is to be fitted with her mother’s womb to enable her to conceive normally.
The operation, in which the uterus was retrieved from the donor and transplanted into the recipient around 9 a.m., stretched well beyond its projected eight-hour duration exceeding 12 hours in time. The surgeons are retrieving the uterus using a laparoscopic technique. According to team members, the surgery was successful. While the donor’s health is fine, the recipient has been placed under a 24-hour observation, said Dr. Sanjeev Jadhav, one of the members of the team.
Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Medical Director, GCLI, who headed the surgery, was not available for comment.