Formerly conjoined twins released from hospital

Formerly conjoined twins Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were released Wednesday morning from Driscoll Children’s Hospital, five weeks after their separation surgery April 12.

Born May 16, 2015, Ximena and Scarlett were fused below the waist and shared a colon and bladders. Their identical sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.

A team of Driscoll Children’s Hospital specialists assisted in the 12-hour operation, including professionals from pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urology, orthopedics and anesthesia.