Separated Bhutanese twins leave hospital after successful surgery

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Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa have appeared in in public as separated girls after leaving a leading Melbourne pediatric hospital on Monday.

Separated Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa have left hospital, appearing for the first time in public as individual girls.

The 15-month-old sisters left the Royal Children's Hospital on Monday with their mum Bhumchu Zangmo after successful surgery on November 9.

The sisters had spent their lives joined at the torso prior to the operation.

Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa are wheeled out of hospital.
Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa are wheeled out of hospital.
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Lead pediatric surgeon Joe Crameri also laid out the treatment the girls will receive moving forward.

They are expected to travel regional Victoria with their mother to continue their recovery at the Children First Foundation's Kilmore retreat, before going home to their family.

The twins are recovering well from their operation at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
The twins are recovering well from their operation at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
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The foundation helped bring the girls and their mother to Australia for the surgery.

The 15-month-old sisters leave the Royal Children's Hospital after the successful operation.
The 15-month-old sisters leave the Royal Children's Hospital after the successful operation.

The girls and their mother arrived in Australia in October but waited weeks for the surgery while twins built up strength.

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