Ghana’s First Conjoined Twins To be Separated Reunite With Lead Surgeon Who Performed Their Successful Surgery In 1999

Previously conjoined twins, Lydia and Linda Owe, met the lead surgeon who led advanced surgery in 1999 at Corleigh Poe Teaching Hospital in Accra.

The twins were attached from the lower chest and abdomen and shared a common liver, as well as other vital orga

The lead surgeon, Dr. Winfried Mensah Hodasi, now 82, performed the surgery for four and a half hours with the help of his team.

The twins met Dr. Hodasi at GBC’s GTV Breakfast, where his exploits in the successful 1999 surgery were celebrated.

Speaking on the programme, Dr. Hodasi said monitoring is critical in such surgeries.

“I was able to get my team together to work together. At the time we were doing these cases, the facilities weren’t what they are today, so there wasn’t much we could do to see if it would survive,” he said.

“Now, the most important thing is to observe the children and then look at how they are behaving and do some X-rays to make sure that the vital parts of the body can be separated.”

Expressing his happiness after meeting Lydia and Linda Owe, Dr. Hodasi said:

“I am so glad I met them because that is what a doctor should do. They are supposed to help and save lives. All I am happy about is that they are alive.”

Lydia and Linda Owe were caught in tears when they first met Dr. Hodasi live.

We had the chance to meet him after we grew up, but we always pray for him. I always thank God for bringing him into our lives when we were born. He is a great man. I want to thank him God bless him so much for us. I appreciate my doctor. May God bless him and grant him long life [allow us] To appreciate it greatly, “the separated Siamese twins noted. ”

The parents of the twins, Eunice and Benjamin Owe, also expressed their appreciation to Dr. Hodasi and his team.