Conjoined phoenix twins separated after 12 hour surgery

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Future surgeries needed

PHOENIX -- They were born conjoined at the pelvis, but as of Friday morning two Valley boys woke up in separate beds for the first time.

Alex and Angel Mendozza are stable and healthy after a separation surgery.

It took a team of 20-plus doctors and nurses over twelve hours to work on the twins at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

The Mendoza boys were born in August with their livers fused together.

They'll still need more reconstructive surgeries and rehabilitation.