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May 26, 2016

‘Ten Years, Countless Prayers, Many Headlines, One Awesome Team = Two Amazing Girls’

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Ten years ago this month, a 70-member multidisciplinary care team from Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus separated 6-month-old conjoined twins Abby and Isabelle Carlsen. The 12-hour surgery — and the months of planning, practice, and training that went into it — captured the attention (not to mention the hearts) of the nation. So many media outlets documented […]

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Tags: Abby and Isabelle Carlsen, conjoined twins, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


May 7, 2015

Abby and Maddy Fitterer: “Separated Yet Inseparable”

By In the Loop In the Loop

Despite their unique beginnings, Abby and Maddy are typical, active second graders, thanks to separation surgery at Mayo Clinic when they were five months old. Read about how they’re doing today their special bond. 

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Tags: conjoined twins, Dr. Christopher Moir


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