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Angelina and Angelica Sabuco; Conjoined Twins Are Honored At Celebration With Doctors And Nurses Who Saved Them (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted: 05/ 1/2012 3:18 pm Updated: 05/ 1/2012 3:28 pm

Sabuco Twins

A celebration was held yesterday at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in honor of Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, the 2-year-olds, who, until a few months ago, were conjoined. The twins are doing excellently six months after they underwent a surgery that separated them.

The girls, who were joined at the chest and abdomen, have been fitted with custom-made plates to make up for their missing sternums. One of their doctors, plastic surgeon Peter Lorenz, said they will outgrow most signs that they were ever conjoined.

The surgery took 10 hours and the girls were in the hospital for two weeks. The doctors and nurses who cared for them were thrilled to see them and how well they were doing.

More on Angelina and Angelica Sabuco:

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  • Conjoined Twins Separation

    Angelica Sabuco, 2, is held by her mom Ginady as members of the press ask questions at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Monday, April 30, in Palo Alto, Calif. Angelica and her twin sister Angelina were born joined in the chest and abdomen. They were separated by doctors at the Palo Alto hospital during an intricate 10-hour procedure on December 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Conjoined Twins Separation

    Angelina Sabuco, 2, far left, sleeps in the arms of her aunt Marites Sabuco as her mom Ginady, center right, and twin sister Angelica, far right, look on at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Monday, April 30, in Palo Alto, Calif. The twin sisters, who were born joined in the chest and abdomen, were separated by doctors at the Palo Alto hospital during an intricate 10-hour procedure on December 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Conjoined Twins Separation

    Angelina Sabuco, 2, left, and her twin sister Angelica, right, are hugged by their aunt Marites Sabuco at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Monday, April 30, in Palo Alto, Calif. The twin sisters, who were born joined in the chest and abdomen, were separated by doctors at the Palo Alto hospital during an intricate 10-hour procedure on December 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Formerly conjoined twins Angelina and Angelica Sabuco at home, Packard Children's Hospital

    On November 1, 2011, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford surgically separated two-year-old conjoined twins Angelica and Angelina Sabuco. The twins are seen here playing at home, five months after the successful operation. Video from April 16, 2012.

  • Conjoined twins separated successfully

    Some two weeks after surgery, twin sisters in the US who had been born joined at the chest are preparing to leave the hospital. Angelica and Angelina Sabuco have been recovering at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital since their operation on November first. Officials say the girls are no longer on pain-killers and that their organs are functioning normally. However, the two girls will need physical and occupational therapy to build up their strength and develop motor skills. A team of more than 40 doctors, nurses and hospital staff took part in the effort to separate the twins.

  • Conjoined twins press conference, Packard Children's Hospital

    On November 1, 2011, surgeons at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford separated two-year-old conjoined twins Angelina and Angelica Sabuco. Surgeons Gary Hartman, MD, and H. Peter Lorenz, MD, meet the media.

  • Conjoined twins surgery, 11-1-11, Lucile Packard Childen's Hospital

    Raw footage of a conjoined twins surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford from November 11, 2011. Wonderful two-year-old girls, the Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, were successfully separated by a multidisciplinary team led by Gary Hartman, MD.

  • Formerly conjoined twins Angelina and Angelica Sabuco at home, Packard Children's Hospital

    On November 1, 2011, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford surgically separated two-year-old conjoined twins Angelica and Angelina Sabuco. The twins are seen here playing at home, five months after the successful operation. Video from April 16, 2012.

  • Conjoined twins family gives thanks for successful separation surgery, Packard Children's Hospital

    Mom Ginady Sabuco introduces the Sabuco family and reads a statement of thanks to the staff at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, the media, and God for the successful separation of formerly conjoined twins Angelina and Angelica. Find out more at www.conjoinedtwins.lpch.org.

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Filed by Caroline Weller  |