Ben Carson

Ben Carson38 posts
9 Jul, 2003

Part of Bijani team


Carson is one of the surgeons on the team that attempts the first separation of conjoined twins joined at the skull. Neither twin survives.

 The women certainly understood the risks and were determined to proceed. I felt compelled to get involved to help give them their best chance at survival and separation, and I have no regrets over my decision. No act is a failure if you learn from it.

6 Sep, 1987

First successful separation of craniopagus twins


Carson heads team that separates seven-month-old twins joined at the back of the head in a 22-hour operation. This is the first time this type of surgery is successful and Carson is cautiously optimistic.

We did everything humanly possible to bring this off.. Right now, they are in stable but critical condition. The rest of it is up to God. It will be days before doctors will have any sense of whether either boy will recover and live a normal life.

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