World's First Human Windpipe Transplant


Surgeons are making history at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. A team of doctors performed the world's first human tracheal transplant, which took 18-hours. The patient was a 56-year-old woman who suffered damage from her windpipe due to repeated intubations from an asthma attack. The procedure has the potential to save thousands of lives, especially after tracheal damage on patients who were intubated from COVID-19.