LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, the conjoined twins form the Philippines, were successfully separated today. Angelina and Angelica Sabuco underwent a full day surgery today at Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto. The procedure started shortly after 6 am PST. By roughly 4 pm PST, hospital officials confirmed to news that the surgery was complete and successful.
Angelina and Angelica Sabuco were attended to by more than twenty doctors and staff. Despite the complications and concerns over a surgery of this magnitude, pediatric surgeon Gary Hartman, MD confirmed that his crew had high hopes for success. After the two were separated this afternoon, doctors then began reconstruction procedures.
The girls had mostly separate organs, but not all. They shared a common liver and their intestines were tightly wound together. Doctors tell news that the twins were Thoraco-omphalopagus. They shared breast bones, chest, abdominal walls and livers; but all other organs were separate.
They are expected to remain hospitalized for roughly one week. “This is a major operation, but we really expect both twins to survive and to do well” Dr. Hartman tells news.