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September 7, 2023

Dr Srdjan Saso (1996-2001) a part of UK’s first womb transplant

Gynaecological Consultant Dr Srdjan Saso (1996-2001) was part of a team that carried out the first womb transplant in the UK.

The successful operation, in which a 40-year-old woman donated her uterus to her younger sister so she could have children, took 17 hours.

According to the Chelsea Surgical Partners website, where Dr Saso is a founding partner along with OPs Alastair Grant (1993-98), Paul Goubran (1996-2001) and Marcus Posner (1996-2001), the procedure has been hailed a “huge success”.

“(It) could see the dawn of a new era in fertility treatment,” the website read.

“Mr Saso’s extensive research and PHD work in the area of gynaecological and fertility sparing surgery laid the groundwork for this procedure and he was proud to be part of the clinical team that carried out the successful 17 hour operation.”

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