Surgeons successfully separate the Bhutanese Siamese twins Nima and Dawa in the six-hour marathon operation
- Siamese twins from Bhutan successfully separated after six hours of surgery
- The twins arrived at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne in early October
- Surgeons postponed the operation so that the twins could strengthen their nutrient levels
Aidan Wondracz for Daily Mail Australia
Australian surgeons successfully separated siamese twins after a tense and long operation of six hours.
The fourteen month old twins Nima and Dawa Pelden from Bhutan were admitted to the Royal Children & # 39; s Hospital in Melbourne on Friday for the delicate procedure.
The twins were brought to Australia four weeks ago by the Children First Foundation for surgery four weeks ago, but the procedure was delayed.
Chief pediatrician Joe Crameri told ABC News that the procedure was shorter than expected and everything went well.
"We saw two young girls who were ready for their surgery, who were able to cope well with the operation and are currently doing well with recovery," Dr. Crameri said.
& # 39; We have seen two young girls who were very ready for their surgery, who could handle the surgery well and are currently recovering well & # 39 ;, says child surgeon Joe Crameri (photo) to ABC after the operation
The twins from the Bhutan in the Himalayas had arrived in hospital for the first time in October, although the operation was postponed to have more time to strengthen their dietary level.
Four weeks later they got the green light and the couples were housed at about 8.30 am, for a team of four surgeons and about 18 people.
The pair was joined in the lower chest above the pelvis and it was thought that they had shared a liver.
Preliminary scans and tests had prepared the surgical team, which had managed to perform the entire operation in about six hours.
& # 39; There were no things in the stomach of the girls we were not really prepared for & # 39 ;, said Crameri.
The twins from Bhutan in the Himalayas arrived in hospital for the first time in October, although the operation was postponed to have more time to strengthen their dietary level
The pair was joined in the lower chest above the pelvis and it was thought that they had shared a liver