Conjoined Twins Separation

In part three of our series, conjoined twins Abigail and Micaela who were born connected at the head at UC Davis Children’s Hospital are given an extraordinary beginning to live separately. With a surgery date scheduled, members of the medical team continue intense preparation for what will be – for most of them – the most complicated case of their careers. From 3D models and mixed reality goggles that map out their complex network of nerves and blood vessels, to choreographed rehearsals in the surgical suite – the preparation is like a dance, with everyone having a clear role and even their own color-coded clothing. Soon, it is the night before the separation surgery. 

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