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Hair transplant surgery is available for the city of Gaithersburg, the capital of Maryland, and for the first time since the late 1980s, the surgery has been performed in the city.
Gaitherspoke’s city council is scheduled to approve the surgery Friday.
“We have a lot of patients who are coming through our hospital who are desperate for help,” said Dr. Peter Pankratz, director of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s National Center for Hair Transplantation and Reconstructive Surgery.
Pankrotz said the surgery is part of a larger effort to help save lives and help people with hair loss, especially in states with high rates of hair loss.
Panks said he thinks Gaitherburg will get a second opinion in about two months.
The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, and Pankrottz said there are about 300 patients in the surgical group.
Pikesville resident Mike L. Wilson, who lost all of his hair after a motorcycle accident, said he wanted to donate it to the city but could not afford the surgery.
He said he could afford to pay $1,200 for surgery, but the cost of the hair transplant was more than he could imagine.
“I just wanted to help people who are in need,” Wilson said.
Wilson said he will donate some of the leftover hair to the local animal shelter.
A second scalp transplant is also scheduled for Friday, and it will take about an hour to perform.
Pinksville resident Mary Jane W. Stansfield, who lives in the town of Northampton, said she was excited to have her hair removed.
She said she had lost her hair to a fire and was unable to afford the transplant surgery.
“It’s been hard,” Stansford said.
“But I think they’ve given me hope.
They’re making me feel better.”
The surgery will be performed in an adjacent room to the surgical team’s main surgery, which is located at the University Health System.
A new set of patients are scheduled to come through the operating room Friday.
The city of Georgia has not had hair transplant surgery since the early 1980s.