It either science fiction or a plot from a horror movie, but a neurosurgeon head transplants could possible by the year 2030. Transplant surgery has come on leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Organ transplants are commonplace and this past decade has face transplants. The next decade could see whole heads being . Neurosurgeon Bruce Mathew explained why he believes this is possible. He was actually with author Michael J Lee on a science fiction novel. He said: "Initially, our intention just to brainstorm an idea and it rather silly, but then I , it actually isn't. If you the brain and spinal cord together, it's not impossible."
Doctor Matthew, 63, has over 10,000 operations. He that head transplants would only be possible if the head was by the whole of its spinal cord. Advancements in nerve and spinal cord surgery, robotics and stem cell transplants it could be possible to an entire spinal cord and head to another body before 2030. Dr Matthew continued: "The of keeping the spinal cord in one piece has always totally daunting, but now with modern technology you can most things." Matthew also believes that consciousness would also with the head and spinal cord from one body to another. The technology could spinal cord injuries and diseases like muscular dystrophy.