Twin sisters are the third conjoined twins to be successfully separated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Sandoval sisters
Two-year-old twin sisters Erika and Eva Sandoval are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford from their Dec. 6 separation surgery.

Two-year-old twin sisters ERIKA and EVA SANDOVAL are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford from their Dec. 6 separation surgery.

The two Antelope, California, girls were successfully separated in a 17-hour surgery. Prior to the surgery, the two shared much of their lower body.

“They did very well,” said lead surgeon GARY HARTMAN, clinical professor of surgery. “I’m very pleased with the outcome.”

Erika and Eva are now in stable condition in the pediatric intensive care unit, where they are expected to recover for about two weeks. Their physicians anticipate that they will spend an additional two weeks in the hospital before they go home.

Read more on the Stanford Children’s Health website.