Formerly Conjoined Baby Girls Leave Westchester Hospital 2 Months After Grueling 21-Hour Separation Surgery
Two formerly conjoined baby girls who bravely endured a grueling 21-hour separation procedure at a Westchester County hospital earlier this year have made the next milestone in their recovery. Samir Pandya, one of the pediatric surgeons leading the medical team, said after the procedure that the surgery was full of challenges, but the girls would have chances at better lives because of it. “Ballenie and Bellanie are as strong as they are beautiful and this dynamic duo is doing very well after a very long and complex surgery," Pandya said in January.
NYMC Faculty: Samir Pandya M.D., assistant professor of surgery