Jordanian conjoined twins successfully separated

April 30, 2010

Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah announced last night the success of an operation to separate two conjoined Jordanian twins, Mohammed and Amjad, who were brought to Riyadh for medical treatment under the directives and at the expense of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Dr. Al-Rabeeah headed the surgical team that conducted the complex seven hour procedure, and the boys are now in stable condition in the intensive care unit of the King Abdulaziz Medical in Riyadh. A total of seventy consultants, specialists and nurses and a support team of 200 took part in the operation. At a press conference, Dr. Al-Rabeeah noted that Saudi Arabia has thus far conducted 58 such separations, making it the first in the world in that type of operation.