Advanced virtual reality technology from OurCrowd portfolio company Surgical Theater played a major role in the success of the separation of conjoined twins, a very rare operation, the Jerusalem Post reports. The twelve-hour procedure, the first of its kind performed in Israel, took place at the Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba on one-year-old twin girls who were born with their heads attached at the back. Using Surgical Theater’s virtual reality platform, the medical team conducted dozens of operation simulations before the actual surgery, enabling them to plan each step precisely. The procedure received global coverage from The New York Times, BBC and many others. It is only the twentieth time the operation has been performed anywhere in the world. Both girls are expected to make a full recovery and lead normal lives.