Conjoined Twins Adam and Malik to be separated through surgery

Conjoined Twins Adam and Malik to be separated through surgery

Adam and Malik, the conjoined twins, photographed with their nurse at Adam Malik Public Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra. The twins have begun undergoing surgery to separate them at the abdomen on Tuesday (July 23, 2019). (ANTARA/Septianda Perdana/AF)

Medan (ANTARA) - Adam and Malik, the conjoined twins born fused at the abdomen, are set to undergo surgery to separate them on Tuesday at the Adam Malik Public Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra.

“We have prepared everything from 7 a.m. local time, and now, they are in the Surgery Room ready to be operated on,” Head of Public Relations of the Adam Malik Hospital Rosario Dorothy Simanjuntak informed ANTARA on Tuesday.

Moreover, the surgery to separate the conjoined twins will last approximately four to five hours.

The team of surgeons comprise Intensive Care Unit (ICU) doctors, pediatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, digestive specialists (gastroenterologists), pediatric anesthetists, radiologists, clinical pathologists, and other supporting doctors.

“About 50 doctors will be involved in the surgery at Adam-Malik,” Secretary of the doctor team handling the twin babies Rizky Adriansyah noted.

The conjoined twins Adam and Malik were born on November 22, 2018, at the Dr FL Tobing Public Hospital in Sibolga, North Sumatra.

They are the third and fourth born children of Juliadi Silitinga and Noorida Sihombing, the residents of Manalu Purba Village, Parmonangan Sub-district, North Tapanuli District, North Sumatra.  

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