Team of Doctors Separate Conjoined Babies at Westchester Medical Center
"The rare surgery, the first of its kind performed at the Valhalla medical facility, went like clockwork," said Samir Pandya M.D., assistant professor of surgery, who said they had rehearsed the procedures before the operation to anticipate any potential issues. Damon Delbello, M.D., assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery, separated the children at the sacrum. A dozen doctors from five pediatric specialties and more than 50 medical professionals took part in the complex procedure. "Each child had their own spine and fully developed pelvis, giving the girls a bright future for recovery," said DelBello.
Samir Pandya, M.D., assistant professor of surgery
Damon Delbello, M.D., assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery