Conjoined Twins Separated in Israeli First

Stand for Israel  |  September 9, 2021

Conjoined twins separated in Israel, September 2021
(Photo: Courtesy of Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba)

We here at Stand for Israel are always astounded by Israeli technology, and this story from Fellowship-supported Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, certainly has us thanking God. The Times of Israel’s Nathan Jeffay reports that Israeli doctors performed a first for the Holy Land – successfully separating a pair of twins conjoined at the head:

Dr. Isaac Lazar told The Times of Israel of the remarkable moment on Sunday when the girls looked at each other for the first time, after a year connected at their heads but unable to see one another, and of the “unbelievable joy” that the parents felt.

“When the nurses brought the babies together, newly separated, they looked at each other, made noises, and gently touched each other — it was beautiful,” Lazar said. “You could see the communication between them, and it was just so special.”

Every member of the huge medical team, which had been planning the operation since before the babies were born last August, was aware that a single slip could have disastrous consequences. “Any wrong decision could have been the difference between life and death,” said Lazar, director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba…