Asia’s first woman to give birth via uterus transplant, heads home

This is the first child born through uterus transplant in India and Asia. Baby was born from the same womb from which her mother was born. She delivered the premature baby girl at Galaxy Care Hospital on October 16. This was the first-of-its-kind delivery not only in India but the Asia-Pacific region

Asia’s first woman to give birth via uterus transplant, heads homeMeenakshi Walan, resident of Vadodara, underwent a womb transplant in May 2017. Her had mother donated her own uterus. Meenakshi’s uterus had become non-functional following miscarriages and a still birth. She gave birth to a premature baby girl at Galaxy Care Hospital on October 16. The child named Radha is now two-and-a-half months old. The […]

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality

On May 18, 2017, the baby’s mother, Meenakshi Walan, got a uterus transplant. Meenakshi’s mother had donated her uterus to her, because her daughter's uterus was damaged and she couldn’t conceive a baby. And now, 17 months after getting her mother’s womb, Meenakshi has delivered a baby girl at the Galaxy Care Hospital, in Pune, on October 18

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality“I am extremely happy. Something that was impossible two years ago, is a reality today. I wanted a child from such long time and today I have one. My joy knows no bounds. I cannot express my happiness. I am experiencing this kind of happiness for the first time,” said Meenakshi Walan, Vadodara woman who […]

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternity

For the very first time in both India and Asia, a woman has given birth to a baby girl after successfully undergoing a uterus transplant

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternityThe woman who hails from Vadodara, Gujarat, who underwent a uterus transplant surgery, has delivered a baby girl. She was the second person in India to undergo a uterus transplant. On the occasion of Dusshera, it is a matter of great pride for Indians and the entire medical fraternity in India. As a doctor in […]

Indian doctor from Pune shows live uterus transplant surgery to the world

Doctors from India, USA, Russia and Israel had come to witness the uterus transplant surgery. The surgery was telecasted live to doctors in Italy. This is the first time that the uterus transplant surgery has been shown live to the world

Indian doctor from Pune shows live uterus transplant surgery to the worldDr Shailesh Puntambekar, who performed India’s first uterus transplant surgery, telecasted a live surgery to 60 doctors on Sunday, July 16 This is the first time the uterus transplant surgery has been telecasted live for doctors. The surgery was shown live in Italy. Doctors from Israel, Harvard Medical School – USA, and Russia had come […]

Pune: Galaxy Care Hospital performs India’s third uterine transplant

After successfully performing the country’s first two uterus transplant, Galaxy Care hospital has operated upon the third patient for uterine transplant. The surgery was completed in two and a half hours using the laparoscopic technique, making it quicker than the previous two transplants

Pune: Galaxy Care Hospital performs India’s third uterine transplantAfter carrying out India’s first two uterus transplant, Galaxy Care hospital from Pune has performed the third successful uterus transplant on Friday. The surgery was performed in the shortest duration, making it a world record. According to the doctors, it took six hours to perform the surgery. Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, Director of Galaxy Care hospital said, […]

‘90% chance of uterus recipient from Vadodara delivering her own baby’

The 24-year-old has started her second menstrual cycle in eight weeks; doctors elated about prospects of her becoming a biological mother

‘90% chance of uterus recipient from Vadodara delivering her own baby’“We are now more than certain about our patient from Vadodara delivering her own baby,” said Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, director of Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital. The woman, who is India’s second person to undergo uterus transplant, has menstruated twice in eight weeks. This is a landmark moment for the patient as well as the doctors as […]

India’s first dedicated uterus transplant OPD starts at Pune hospital

Galaxy Care Multispecialty Hospital (GCMH) at Pune became the first hospital in India to start an exclusive ‘uterus transplant OPD’ in the hospital. This exclusive OPD will cater to those willing women who want to undergo uterus transplant by examining the feasibility of the procedure for these patients and pre-operation counselling. The OPD will examine the applicants on case to case basis and will inform about the procedure

India’s first dedicated uterus transplant OPD starts at Pune hospitalGalaxy Care Multispecialty Hospital (GCMH), Pune, became the first hospital in India to start an exclusive ‘uterus transplant OPD’ in the hospital. After carrying out India’s first uterus transplant surgery, it has received applications from around 200 women to undergo uterus transplant surgery. This exclusive OPD will cater to those willing women who want to […]

Having periods is the first important step post-surgery: India’s first uterus recipient

Doctors, who have confirmed that the 21-year-old from Solapur has started menstruating, say this is an indication that the transplanted organ is functioning normally

Having periods is the first important step post-surgery: India’s first uterus recipientThe first woman to have undergone uterine transplant in India has begun menstruating. Sharing her emotional journey, the 21-year-old from Solapur said she is happy and the reason she went ahead with the surgery is that she ‘wanted to experience what it is like to be a woman’. She was born without a uterus and […]

Uterus recipient has started menstruating, doctors elated on reaching ‘milestone’

Uterus recipient has started menstruating, doctors elated on reaching ‘milestone’A woman from Vadodara, who is the second person in India to undergo uterine transplant, has started menstruating. The doctors, who performed the surgery, are viewing this as the first successful milestone, which indicates that the transplanted organ is functioning normally. Director of Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who led the team of […]

After uterus, Pune doctor eyes for revolution in non-vital organ transplants

An organ transplant from cadaver under non-vital organ category happens mostly in cornea and skin, leaving most of the other non-vital organs as a waste. Till now uterus was not mentioned in the permitted organ transplants list by the state government, which otherwise included heart, kidney and liver

After uterus, Pune doctor eyes for revolution in non-vital organ transplantsAfter performing India’s first Uterus transplant surgery, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar wants to focus on intestinal and pancreas transplant in future. Puntambekar, Director of Galaxy Care Hospital, now eyes at transplants of non-vital organs to become a movement. Speaking to My Medical Mantra Puntambekar said, “We are currently practicing intestinal transplant on cadaver and our next […]