Conjoined twins survive heart, liver separation surgeries

Advanced imaging technologies and techniques were used this summer to successfully separate two conjoined twin girls.

Scarlett and Savannah Phillips, who were born conjoined at the heart and liver, were separated by doctors earlier in June at the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.

Saleem Islam, MD, a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and chief of pediatric surgery, was one of many doctors who help separate the twins. His focus was on separating the twins’ conjoined livers. 

“It took a village, literally, to separate these twins,” Islam said.

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