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See conjoined twin girls separated in 13-hour operation by 25 specialists team (photos, video)

See conjoined twin girls separated in 13-hour operation by 25 specialists team (photos, video)

- The conjoined twins who were born in KwaZulu-Natal last October have been separated

- The surgery lasted 13-hours

- 25 doctors worked on the delicate procedure

Two baby girls, Siphiwe and Nkosingiphiwe Mbuyisa, who were born as conjoined twins, are successfully recovering from their separation surgery.

Tiny survivors! See conjoined twin girls separated in 13-hour operation by 25 specialists team (photos)

The girls with their father and head surgeon, Dr Harshavadan Mackanjee.

They were operated at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital.

The twins, who were born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on October last year, were joined by the chest and abdomen, but luckily, each one had her own heart and gastrointestinal system.

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Tiny survivors! See conjoined twin girls separated in 13-hour operation by 25 specialists team (photos)

One of the twins, already separated.

The intervention was apparently very delicate, and lasted around 13 hours. A group of 25 specialists were part of the complicated procedure, led by Dr Harshavadan Mackanjee.

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Tiny survivors! See conjoined twin girls separated in 13-hour operation by 25 specialists team (photos)

The other girl, who is a bit more delicate, but anyway doing fine.

The surgery –which took months to organize– was successful, described as a miracle by Mackanjee. "This operation represents a magnificent exercise of cooperation, discipline and expertise," he said. although one of the babies is still on life support, the other one has already started breathing on her own.

Tiny survivors! See conjoined twin girls separated in 13-hour operation by 25 specialists team (photos)

The ecstatic and thankful parents with Dr Mackanjee.

Fikile, the girls’ mother, has commented the intense relief she has felt after knowing they are doing well, and will most probably make it after their separation.

Here is an endearing view of both twins already separated:

The twins' separation has received much attention from the media:

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