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Oct 25, 2017
Four months following their separation surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Good Morning America updated the world on formerly conjoined twins Erin and Abby Delaney.
In the segment, the girls’ parents, Heather and Riley, provide an inside look at what life has been like for their family over the past year. The twins were born joined at the head, and have undergone a long road to separation and recovery. Pediatric neurosurgeon Gregory Heuer, MD, PhD, and plastic surgeon Jesse Taylor, MD, explain the rare connection and what went into the 11-hour surgery, which they co-led along with a team of approximately 30 medical and clinical staff.
Watch to see how the girls are doing today.
After being born connected at the head, Erin and Abby celebrated their first birthdays as two unique little girls.
Conjoined twins are born physically connected and occur once in every 50,000 to 60,000 births. Our physicians have separated 25 sets of conjoined twins.
Abby and Erin Delaney are thriving months after separation surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.