Surgeons use Insite spinal surgery table to surgically separate conjoined twins


The Insite specialty surgery table from US-based Mizuho OSI was used by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to conduct a complex high-risk surgery to separate conjoined infant twin girls.

Insite has been developed as a multi-procedural surgery table with imaging and surgical access for surgeons while conducting procedures requiring access to the spine.

The spinal surgery table features a radiolucent, cantilevered frame designed to minimise vena cava compression and bleeding with improved visualisation at the surgical site and complete access to the spine.

It is fitted with a customisable pad and component placement. so it can be fitted to individual patient requirements. Its cervical mounting device allows stabilising the cranial position.

Insite was used to perform surgery to separate the conjoined twin girls who were attached to each other at the lower body.

The surgery, which lasted for 18 hours, involved more than 20 pediatric surgeons and specialists who used the spinal surgical table to identify the details of the life-threatening condition known as ischiopagus.

"Everyone at Mizuho OSI was excited that our surgical table played a role in helping ensure a successful operation and that the twin girls would have the best possible outcome for healthy lives."

Mizuho OSI sales and marketing vice-president Greg Neukirch said: “Our specialty operating tables make it possible for patients to have shorter hospital stays, improved outcomes, and faster recovery.

“Everyone at Mizuho OSI was excited that our surgical table played a role in helping ensure a successful operation and that the twin girls would have the best possible outcome for healthy lives.”

The separated twins are currently undergoing rehabilitation therapy.


Image: Conjoined twins were surgically separated using Insite surgical table. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.