Successful separation

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The first successful operation to separate conjoined twins had been conducted at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital premises last night. The twins who were adjoined at the abdomen were transferred to the surgical ICU where they are now recovering.

The operation which lasted for six and a half continuous hours was conducted by an eleven member team led by Dr. D. A. D Jayawardane. Director of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Dr. Mahanama Rajamanthri said that that the twins who were born on March, 17 last year by cesarean section were transferred to the hospital for the operation.

“The twins luckily shared only one organ, the liver and therefore there were more chances of survival,” he said. Dr. Rajamanthri also said that the infants were in the care of the parents until they were physically fit for the surgery. 

Dr. Rajamanthri said that though such surgeries had been conducted in the hospital previously this was the first successful surgery. “We conducted such a surgery in 2006, just 10 days after the infants were born but they didn’t make it,” he said. The twins, both boys are from Matara and are doing well he added.  Pics by Romesh Danushka Silva

  Comments - 20

  • Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:16 PM

    Congratulations to Our Very good doctors and Happy Parents too

    Saradiel Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:18 PM


    Neutral Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:21 PM

    Successful Operation & a Successful Separation ...........Congratulations to the Doctors & the Staff at LRH....Best wishes for the Family too

    Labby Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:28 PM

    What a divine blessing !

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:31 PM

    How our professionals. The lowerst pay Technology & facilities in the world is Sri lanka.The nurse is wearing gold in ICU. Its not allowed in developed medical feild.

    lankaputha Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:44 PM

    Congradulations for the parents. Please the government, give them a good care and health facilities. Those are very weak in health and needs more help than other twins

    MAnandan Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:50 PM

    Whole nation can see the GOD from the Doctors and Staff face...good work

    aasha Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:09 PM

    great job congrates for all doctors who were in a battle

    Rahmathullah Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:31 PM

    Our Doctors are great in the world and the best in Asia.

    Jonathan Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:31 PM

    Thumbs up, v.happy

    Commonsense Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:41 PM

    Congratulation for all !! thanks for God Sushruta!!

    HIDEOUT Tuesday, 11 January 2011 02:50 PM

    Great job. well done Doctors

    Murali Tuesday, 11 January 2011 03:06 PM

    There is one more pair-of-children born 1948 require separation for years. Why cannot our politicians cannot make that.

    Hareesz Tuesday, 11 January 2011 03:24 PM

    Happy for the parents.
    Well done our docs

    Hazari Tuesday, 11 January 2011 03:26 PM

    Congratulation to our doctors.We wish our government should encourage these doctors to deliver more good results to the mother land.....

    KHKaru Tuesday, 11 January 2011 04:23 PM

    Simply wonderful ! Congratulations to all in the team.

    jambavan Tuesday, 11 January 2011 05:10 PM

    very good news

    Well wisher Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:15 AM

    May the infants be recover soon!! I can see the happinees of parents and the professionalism of the medical team.
    May you all have happiness, good health, desire to add value to peoples lives.
    Well wisher

    harshana Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:30 AM

    "congratulations" its really very very big archivment, hole nation can be happy about, may the blessings of triple jem ,
    will protect the BABYS and the docters and all the staff who help them.!

    kolla Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:41 AM

    God bless you doctors. and the lovely kiddoos...

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