The Preparation Begins In Earnest For the Separation Surgery of a Conjoined Twins

December 20, 2014 5:31 PM

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The Preparation Begins In Earnest For the Separation Surgery of a Conjoined Twins

A five-hour operation was performed on Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata born April 11 at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. The twins were born conjoined at the chest and abdomen, where surgeons had to implant made to order customized tissue expanders. These devices will help separating the twins during a follow-up operation in the early part of next year.

Dr. Larry Hollier and Dr. Ed Buchanan, both plastic surgeons, undertook the surgery which is expected to heal in one and a half to two months.

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