Indian origin neurosurgeon successfully separates conjoined Israeli twins

Dr Jeelani is the founder of the charity ‘Gemini Untwined’ that help families with conjoined babies at birth to return home with healthy children

Indian origin neurosurgeon successfully separates conjoined Israeli twins
Owase was the lead neurosurgeon for the successful separation of the Sudanese craniopagus twins Rital and Ritag in 2011 and Pakistani craniopagus twins Safa and Marwa in 2019. Courtesy- @GeminiUntwined.or

Dr Noor Ul Owase Jeelani, a UK-based Indian-origin pediatric surgeon, recently performed a complex surgery to separate two Israeli babies who were conjoined at the head. The 12-hour operation was carried out along with a group of Israeli doctors at Israel’s Soroka hospital.

Dr Jeelani, who was born in Kashmir, is currently working at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital. This was his first operation outside the UK. He said he could not refuse the Israeli counterparts when they contacted him for his assistance in the complicated surgery.