Johns Hopkins Performs World’s First ‘Total’ Penis Transplant, on Veteran Wounded by IED Blast

Johns Hopkins surgeons performed the most complex penis transplant ever in late March on a soldier who lost his genitals during a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Over the course of 14 hours, specialists transplanted a penis, a scrotum and a part of the abdominal wall from a deceased donor onto the wounded soldier, Johns Hopkins announced Monday. The handful of similar transplants previously performed at hospitals in Massachusetts, South Africa and China involved only a penis.