A Successful Surgery for 2-year-old Conjoined Twins Erika and Eva Sandoval

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The twins, Eva and Erika Sandoval, say goodbye to their family before taken to the OR for separation. (Dec. 8, 2016)
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The OR team gathers around the surgical table as they are led in words of prayers by the hospital's Chaplain, Diana Brady. This non-denominational prayer was a request by the Sandoval family. (Dec. 8, 2016)
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In the OR, approximately 50 people were involved in the girls' separation over the course of the 17-hour surgery. The team included anesthesiologists, surgeons, physician assistants, nurses and OR staff. (Dec. 8, 2016)
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Lead surgeon, Gary Hartman, MD, surrounded by additional members of the team. (Dec. 8, 2016)
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Eva was moved from OR room 2 (where the twins' surgery began) into OR room 1 around 6:00pm on December 6. (Dec. 8, 2016)
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The twins' parents Arturo and Aida Sandoval embraced their older childre, Esmeralda and Emilio, after hearing the great news that the girls had been successfully separted around 4:30pm on December 6. (Dec. 8, 2016)
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The twins' grandmother, Isabel Pineda, embraced her grandson, the twins' older brother, Emilio, after hearing the great news that the girls had been successfully separted around 4:30pm on December 6. (Dec. 8, 2016)
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