Twins begin new life apart
LIFE-CHANGING surgery to separate conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa in Melbourne has been successful.
A team of medical experts emerged from theatre yesterday afternoon after the six-hour procedure, proudly declaring that the 15-monthold girls, who were joined at the torso and shared a liver, had been separated.
The sisters were last night in recovery and breathing independently after the operation, which involved up to 25 surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists.
Head of paediatric surgery Dr Joe Crameri, who led the operation, said there had been no surprises despite fears the girls’ bowel may have been shared.