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Watch the moment formerly conjoined twins meet for the first time since their surgery

Eva and Erika Sandoval (Image source: Twitter/@StanfordChild)

A California hospital that successfully separated two conjoined twins last week has shared video of the two-year-old girls’ reunion following their surgery.

According to ABC News, Eva and Erika Sandoval underwent 17-hour surgery last week. They have been recovering in the same room but in separate beds.

"It was such a thrill for us to see the girls next to one another again," Aida Sandoval, the girls’ mother, told The Associated Press.

Dr. Meghna Patel of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford told the AP that the girls are recovering nicely and “have had no significant complications.” She added that both girls are awake and breathing without ventilators. They will likely remain in the ICU for a while longer before moving to an acute care unit.

ABC reported that prior to Eva and Erika’s surgery the girls shared a bladder, liver and parts of their digestive system. They shared three legs between them. Now that they have been successfully separated, each child has only one leg.

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