(AP) — Formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have left Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and will be headed home in a few weeks.
The 2 1/2-year-old Sacramento area girls, who were born conjoined from the chest down, were separated on Dec. 6 at the hospital.
They were moved from Palo Alto to UC Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento Thursday.
There, they will receive a few weeks of inpatient rehabilitation before returning to their family's home.
Pediatric surgeon Dr. Gary Hartman, who led the 50-person team that separated the twins in a 17-hour operation, says the twins are doing great and have blossomed in their individual personalities.
Before surgery, the girls shared a bladder, liver, parts of their digestive system and a third leg.
Their parents say each girl retains portions of the organs they shared.
Each still has one leg.