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Meet Ben Carson, The Medical Doctor Who Is Known Worldwide For Separating Conjoined Twins

Choosing a career path may be easy for some persons, but having the passion to thrive in it and do exceedingly great is not an easy task. There are only a few individuals who have left footprints in the sands of time in their livelihood. This is likened to the success story of the famous American Medical Doctor, Ben Carson.

Dr. Benjamin Carson is a retired Neurosurgeon who performed the first successful separation of conjoined twins, who were attached at the back of the head. This condition in medicine is called "Occipital Craniopagus Twins".

The success of the procedure and the reconstructive techniques employed gained Carson world recognition as a" Paediatric Neurosurgeon". In previous years, he led a team of South African and Zambian surgeons, in a separation of twins attached at the top of the head.

Carson was also known to have performed the first successful rescue of a Hydrocephalic twin.

Dr. Ben Carson refined a technique known as "Hemispherectomy", in which one-half of the brain is removed to prevent seizures in persons with severe epilepsy. His techniques for Hemispherectomy and Craniofacial reconstructive surgery became influential in the fields of Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery.

His achievements in the field of medicine has earned him numerous awards, including a political position in the American Parliament. He has also authored a book titled, "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story", which is his biography.

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