Conjoined twins in Israel after successful separation surgery at Soroka Medical Center, in the city of Beersheba, Israel – Photo: Reuters
According to the newspaper New York Times, the operation was successfully performed in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel on September 2, until today, September 7, the health of the babies is still completely stable.
This is an unforgettable moment for the family of two babies as well as the 50-member team who participated in the operation after many months of preparation.
According to Dr. Mickey Gideon, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Soroka Medical Center, the “rare and complicated operation” was performed in just 20 hours.
“It was truly a moment of smiles and tears for their family,” said Mickey Gideon. “For the first time, they were able to hug each of their children.”
Participating in surgery are experts in many fields such as neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatric intensive care, brain imaging. Two experienced experts in surgery to separate conjoined twins from London (UK) and New York (USA) also participated.
“I am delighted that the surgery went smoothly and that the two girls, their families and the surgical team in the country have had good results,” said Dr. Noor ul Owase Jeelani, a pediatric neurosurgeon. from London – shared with the press.
These twin girls were born last August with their heads fused at the back. In the following months, all cardiovascular and respiratory functions as well as the development of the two babies were continuously monitored and checked.
The cases of conjoined twins are extremely rare cases in the world. An estimated 50 such pairs are born each year, and only about 15 of them can survive the first 30 days, according to statistics from the Gemini Untwined charity, which helped support the separation. Successfully 5 conjoined twins so far.