(PHOTOS) 3 NIGERIAN SURGEONS, OTHERS SEPARATE CONJOINED TWINS AFTER 26 HOURS

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It has emerged that three Nigerian born surgeons were among the team of 12 surgeons in the US, who successfully separated a conjoined twins(pictured with their mother before the surgery), who shared a common diaphragm, pelvis, lungs, intestines and lining of the heart and were joined at the chest almost head-to-head.DR. Olutoye 2

A no mean feat, incidentally, the three Nigerians, Professor Oluyinka Olutoye, a paediatric surgeon, Dr Toyin Olutoye, an anaesthesiologist, and Dr Oluyemisi Adeyemi-Fowode, a paediatric gynaecologist, received their Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Dr. OluyemisiProfessor Oluyinka (1st pictured right) and Dr. Toyin(2nd pictured right) are couple, and both work with Dr Oluyemisi Adeyemi-Fowode(pictured left) at Texas Children’s Hospital where the former is a Co-Director. Dr Toyin Olutoye

The successful operation that took them and their 9 colleagues 26 hours is currently being celebrated worldwide.

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