Doc­tors worked for ten hours to per­form the com­plex surgery on three-yearold who was born with his heart back to front.

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knife just weeks af­ter he was born and then had a pace­maker fit­ter when he was just nine-month­sold.

And the tod­dler fi­nally un­der­went the cor­rec­tive surgery three weeks ago - with his de­lighted par­ents able to sit by his bed­side 10 hours af­ter the oper­a­tion.

Mr Peek, a con­sul­tant sur­geon at Le­ices­ter’s Glen­field Hospi­tal, de­scribed the oper­a­tion as one of the rarest they do.

He said: ‘ Carson had one of the most com­pli­cated heart con­di­tions and the oper­a­tion, which we call a dou­ble switch, is one of the most com­plex op­er­a­tions that we do.

‘There are 153 op­er­a­tions that we do and this is one of the rarest.

‘I’m very pleased with him, he’s done very well. With any ma­jor heart oper­a­tion we don’t know what’s go­ing to hap­pen but we’re very pleased with how well he’s done so far.

‘It’s won­der­ful when the chil­dren do well and it’s soul de­stroy­ing when they don’t.’

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