A huge achievement as it is claimed to be the first of its kind in Kerala, small bowel transplantation was successfully carried out by doctors at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at Kochi. The transplantation surgery, lasting six hours, was performed on a 37-year-old woman, Seena Shojan of Irinjalakuda on January 5. “The patient had undergone multiple ‘small bowel resection’ surgeries during the last six years, “said doctors.