Cleveland Clinic Performs First Uterus Transplant In The U.S.

With USA successfully conducting its first Uterus Transplant, there’s increasing hope for women with uterine factor infertility. A team of surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic performed the procedure on a 26-year-old woman  in a nine-hour operation.


A team of Cleveland Clinic transplant surgeons and gynecological surgeons performed the nation’s first uterus transplant during a nine-hour surgery on Wednesday, February 24,2016. The 26-year-old patient – who is not being identified publicly – was in stable condition Thursday afternoon. The transplanted uterus came from a deceased organ donor. Cleveland Clinic began screening candidates for uterus transplants late last year, as part of a clinical trial approved by Cleveland Clinic’s Institutional Review Board, which reviews and monitors all human-related research projects. The research team – comprised of transplant specialists, obstetricians and gynecologists, bioethicists, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers – continues to screen transplant candidates with Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI), an irreversible condition effecting 3 percent to 5 percent of women worldwide.

Details of the clinical trial – Uterine Transplantation for the Treatment of Uterine Factor Infertility – can be found at