Doctors in Israel have successfully separated twins conjoined at the head for the first time and say that after the 12-hour “life or death” operation, both babies are likely to live completely normal lives. The babies were almost a year old at the time of the surgery. Doctors said that every step on the road to separation was “massively complex.” Amazingly, the operation went off without a hitch and the babies are recovering. “When the nurses brought the babies together, newly separated, they looked at each other, made noises, and gently touched each other It was beautiful. You could see the communication between them, and it was just so special,” said Dr. Lazar. He also described the “unbelievable joy” that the parents felt at the completion of the surgery.