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Newly Separated, Conjoined Twins Celebrate First Birthday

February 06, 2017

Conjoined twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho had been physically attached to one another their entire life, but today the two little girls were able to celebrate their shared first birthday at the Westchester Medical Center as physically separate human beings. “It’s wonderful to see them doing so well so soon after surgery,” said Dr. Whitney McBride who, along with Dr. Samir Pandya, guided the WMA surgical teams that expertly individualized the girls’ lives during the course of the successful 21-hour separation surgery – the first of its kind performed at Westchester Medical. “They’re recovering very nicely; better than I think we could hope for. They’re both bright-eyed, smiley and happy kids. Their family is really enjoying their time with them, and its been an exciting journey for everyone involved.”

Faculty Members: 
Whitney McBride, M.D., associate professor of clinical surgery
Samir Pandya, M.D.,  assistant professor of surgery

Source: HVNN.com