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After 27 hours of surgery, Mom and Dad were reunited with both their sons in the pediatric intensive care unit. Here, Nicole McDonald leans over Anias. Jadon's bed is in the background.

After 27 hours of surgery, Mom and Dad were reunited with both their sons in the pediatric intensive care unit. Here, Nicole McDonald leans over Anias. Jadon's bed is in the background.

Goodrich informed the family of the separation around 3 a.m. Friday. "Well, we did it," he told them.<br />

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

Goodrich informed the family of the separation around 3 a.m. Friday. "Well, we did it," he told them.<br />

Goodrich's team worked more than 16 hours just to separate the boys, and each continued surgery individually afterward.

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

Goodrich's team worked more than 16 hours just to separate the boys, and each continued surgery individually afterward.

The McDonald twins' surgery was Goodrich's longest craniopagus surgery. It's meticulous, tricky, complex -- a single cut too deep can lead to catastrophic bleeding.

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

The McDonald twins' surgery was Goodrich's longest craniopagus surgery. It's meticulous, tricky, complex -- a single cut too deep can lead to catastrophic bleeding.

The newly separated twins Anias, left, and Jadon, right, in surgery at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center on Friday. When it was official, the room burst into spontaneous applause.<br />

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

The newly separated twins Anias, left, and Jadon, right, in surgery at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center on Friday. When it was official, the room burst into spontaneous applause.<br />

Nicole and Christian McDonald talk with Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the family waiting area as Goodrich's team works to separate Jadon and Anias. "When we sent them off this morning, to me, I felt at peace with it and just ready to handle what comes after," Nicole said.

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

Nicole and Christian McDonald talk with Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the family waiting area as Goodrich's team works to separate Jadon and Anias. "When we sent them off this morning, to me, I felt at peace with it and just ready to handle what comes after," Nicole said.

"Welcome back my sweet Jadon. Happy rebirth day," the boys' mother, Nicole McDonald, posted on Facebook after he was wheeled out of surgery.

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

"Welcome back my sweet Jadon. Happy rebirth day," the boys' mother, Nicole McDonald, posted on Facebook after he was wheeled out of surgery.

Dr. James Goodrich, seated center left, leads a surgical team as they prepare to separate conjoined 13-month-old twins, Jadon and Anias McDonald, at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx on Thursday.

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

Dr. James Goodrich, seated center left, leads a surgical team as they prepare to separate conjoined 13-month-old twins, Jadon and Anias McDonald, at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx on Thursday.

Goodrich, left, leads a surgical team as they prepare to separate conjoined twins Jadon and Anias. "Failure is not an option," Goodrich told the team as they got started on Thursday.

Conjoined twins separated and out of surgery

Goodrich, left, leads a surgical team as they prepare to separate conjoined twins Jadon and Anias. "Failure is not an option," Goodrich told the team as they got started on Thursday.

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