Bhutanese Twins Nima And Dawa Were Successfully Separated After 15 Months Of Being Conjoined

Date November 9, 2018 14:35

Twins from Bhutan, Nima And Dawa, have been conjoined at the stomach for 15 months, since the moment of birth, and even shared some internal organs. Only the hard life-changing surgery could give them a chance for a normal life.


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Medical experts claimed they shared liver and bowel but had separate hearts and lungs. Twins arrived in Melbourne, Australia, with the hope that doctors would be able to separate them.

The miracle happened and the conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa were successfully separated in Melbourne. The surgery lasted for 6 hours, but after so many hours doctors declared that 15-months-old girls are no longer conjoined.

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As reported by the Yahoo News, Nima and Dawa are now recovering from the hard operation, and breath independently. For the first time in their lives, these girls can lie on separate beds.

The team that performed the sensational surgery included 25 surgeons, nurses, and anesthetists.


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Dr. Joe Crameri, the Head of pediatric surgery, provided more details about the life-changing procedure:

We were very fortunate in that there wasn’t any significant bowel attachment and while it was all swimming next to one another it wasn’t actually connected in any major way. And really the main challenge today, as we thought, was getting the abdomen reconstructed so both areas were closed over.

Nima and Dawa got a chance to start life all over again as a separate person, and we hope they will have a great result in the future. Miracles happen!

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