DrOne-year-old Siamese twins, born head and back together, were finally able to look at each other for the first time after undergoing a rare operation in Israel.
The Soroka Medical Center announced, on Sunday, through a statement carried by newspapers, that the operation, which had been prepared for months, lasted more than 12 hours and involved dozens of specialists from Israel and abroad.
“This was a rare and complex surgery that has only been done 20 times worldwide and now for the first time in Israel,” said Mickey Gideon, the hospital’s chief pediatric neurosurgeon.
In The Times of Israel, the doctor involved in the operation, Isaac Lazar, said of what a wonderful moment the girls looked at each other for the first time, a year after they appeared to each other. The moment filled the parents with “incredible joy”.
Lazar described: “When the nurses brought the newly separated children, they looked at each other, made noises and touched each other with love. It was beautiful.”
After the operation, the girls were taken to the intensive care unit, ventilated and anesthetized. The next day, they were breathing alone and today (Sunday) they met for the first time, “which is simply amazing.”
After 16 hours of frenzy, the country’s first operation to separate Siamese twins who had been tied to their heads has ended.
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