Rare Surgery

Jun 15, 2017

Conjoined twin girls underwent an 11 hour surgery last week to separate them. Abby and Erin Delaney were joined at the head. The plan to separate the 10 month old girls took months of meticulous planning. Teams of neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and critical-care physicians studied brain scans and 3-D models to find the best and safest way to separate the girls. The surgical team began as one team to separate the girls and then divided to to finish the reconstruction portion of the operation. In separation surgeries, sometimes the twins don’t survive, or one twin does survive and the other does not.