Can you let me know if a brain transplant is possible?

Q. Is a human brain transplant possible?

Answered by
Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 13, 2015 and last reviewed on: Oct 13, 2022

Hello doctor,

Is a human brain transplant possible?



Welcome to

Human brain transplant or full body transplant is possible theoretically. Research is going on in this field where we have a case of head transplant from one dog to another where the dog died after a few days. There are a few reports of surgeons who believe it can be a reality in humans in 2 years.

The most significant barrier in head transplant is the inability of the nerves to regenerate fully. A scarred nerve will not be able to transmit signals properly. Let us hope it would be possible someday and that would be a great achievement for humanity.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
My baby was born with twisted legs. Can it be treated through surgery?

At the age of 13 months, they redid the same study and reported that the right leg started to show some response, which gave hope that her legs may get treated through physiotherapy ...   Read full

I have swelling and numbness after mandible surgery. How long will it take to subside?

.. swelling and numbness after mandible fracture surgery are common. The swelling is mild as you have mentioned. Then, it should resolve in another one to two weeks as the tissues heal. The numbness is because the mental nerve, which runs through the mand   Read full

I have no feeling in my tongue after having wisdom teeth pulled. What should I do?

.. had all the wisdom teeth pulled out in one shot, then you should have been given a lot of numbing injections on all the four sides of the mouth. In that case, the injections given for the lower jaw numbness would be the major reason for your tongue num   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a General Practitioner Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.