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