Saudi surgeon separates conjoined twins ... for the 48th time - The Libyan Report

Saudi surgeon separates conjoined twins ... for the 48th time

Last year, Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, a pediatric surgeon and adviser to the Saudi Royal Court, completed a surgery to separate conjoined Palestinian twins in the city of Riyadh. That wasn't the surgeon's first or last time to do so. In fact, he's been heading a program specialized in the separation of conjoined twins, born to less fortunate families from around the world, for 30 years.

Last month, he successfully completed his 48th surgery on conjoined twins, Ahmed and Mohammed, from Libya. A team of 35 surgeons operated on the twins - in 11 stages - over 14 hours. The Libyan twins were joined at the lower abdomen and pelvis; each was born with one lower limb, sharing a third deformed lower limb, according to The National. The twins also shared a large intestine, pelvic bones, and anus.

The successful operation took place at the King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital in Riyadh. source