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Three months after the groundbreaking surgery, Dr. Oz spoke with Lakshmi's doctors to get an update on her recovery. "She's very lucky because all of her key organs were inside of her, with the exception of an extra kidney she needed to take from the parasitic twin," Dr. Oz says.

The doctors told Dr. Oz they still need to fix Lakshmi's club feet and perform orthopedic procedures to fix her hip. "She's actually starting to stand. If she can do that, one day she'll probably walk," Dr. Oz says. "It's pretty impressive. She'll probably even be able to have kids, which is really remarkable, a testament to the great job they did."

Lakshmi's surgery took an incredibly coordinated effort by medical professionals with different specialties. "Medical teams don't always play well together," Dr. Oz says. "Orthopedic people, people who are good at intestines, people who are good at kidneys, people who are good at the spine—they all had to work together."

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FROM: Medical Miracles: A Dr. Oz Report
Published on March 14, 2008

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