A team of around 30 doctors from the institute's neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia, and plastic surgery departments performed the surgery.
‘Next 18 days crucial for conjoined twins Jagga and Kalia and experts are monitoring their condition round the clock.’
Randeep Guleria, Director at AIIMS, said that the next 18 days would be crucial to determine the success of the surgery.
Dr Deepak Kumar Gupta, a neurosurgeon at the AIIMS, who led the surgery along with Dr. Mahapatra, said, "Jagga is on intermittent hemodialysis, and his kidney functioning is improving."
"One of the twins is on intermittent hemodialysis, which means he is undergoing dialysis once a day. His kidney functioning is improving, but his heart functioning is still low," Dr. Gupta informed.
Kalia's vital parameters are normal. However, he's yet to gain consciousness. Experts are monitoring the twins' condition round the clock.
The team of specialists who were involved in the surgery expressed their concern about the survival of one of the twins.
The neurosurgeons say that the real challenge is to let their brains function independently.
Doctors said that a third surgery might happen in a couple of years to graft their skull bones and cover the exposed brain.
This is India's very first separation surgery on craniopagus twins. Till date, there are about 59 craniopagus surgeries that have been performed worldwide.