CHOC Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery provides expert treatment for all conditions needing general surgery, in a pediatric setting and with 24/7 access to specially trained surgeons.
When a child needs a surgery, that child’s needs are very different than those of an adult patient. Our nationally recognized surgeons perform the latest procedures, using equipment that is customized to pediatric patients all the way from newborns to young adults.
CHOC is the only hospital in Orange County to provide advanced heart surgery for children, and newborn and pediatric open-heart surgery on infants weighing as little at 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds 1 ounce).
CHOC is a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, meaning we offer all forms of epilepsy surgery using the very latest, safe procedures.
Dr. Kabeer, CHOC pediatric surgeon, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of gallstones.
Minimally invasive surgery refers to any surgical technique that does not require a large incision.
At CHOC Children’s Hospital we do everything possible to ensure that on the day of the surgery or procedure we can focus all of our energy on the patient. Because of this, patients’ caregivers may receive calls from several different departments in the days leading up to the procedure.
The CHOC Children’s Urology Center is proud to offer patients a full scope of services ranging from in-office consultations and procedures to surgical procedures.
The CHOC Children’s Heart Institute is committed to safe surgical outcomes and the highest quality of care possible for our patients.
Caring for a patient after surgery is serious business, regardless of the type of procedure. It is important to follow all of the instructions provided by the patient’s healthcare team.
Surgery can be stressful for babies, but unlike older children caregivers cannot fully explain to the infant what will be happening. For this reason, it is important for caregivers to understand some of the reasons that infants may feel stress and ways they can help provide reassurance and comfort.
When a child needs surgery, the patient and family will learn many new terms that are commonly used by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
When spine surgery is necessary to treat scoliosis, we offer the latest methods such as growing rods and spinal fusion in a setting just for kids and teens.
School-aged children can benefit from planning and learning about surgery and the hospital experience one to two weeks before their procedure.
Dr. Kabeer, CHOC pediatric surgeon, eases your concerns about pectus excavatum (sunken chest), as well as when to know if it needs to be repaired.
At CHOC Children's, we understand that the experience of a child undergoing surgery can be stressful.
Parents and guardians need to act as partners with their teens in making healthcare decisions, as teens like to be active participants in deciding what happens to them, including the kind of care they receive.
Caregivers should begin preparing preschoolers for surgery several days before the procedure. As caregivers prepare their children for surgery, it is important that they know what may be stressful for the child while at the hospital.
Toddlers are very aware of the things going on around them. While they may not be able to express themselves through words and sentences, they do benefit from caregivers preparing them for surgery.
If your child needs heart surgery, don't forget to ask these top questions from CHOC's heart experts
When it comes to explaining surgery to the patient or his or her siblings, we believe that honesty is the best policy.
It is important to arrive at the hospital on time, as there is a lot to take care of prior to the surgery.
CHOC Children’s features some of the most advanced orthopaedic technologies available while providing children the comforts of specialized pediatric care.
If your baby has been diagnosed with a condition, we provide expert counseling on what to expect and the treatment your baby will receive after birth.
Dr. David Gibbs addresses questions about anesthesia, and why a pediatric surgeon and hospital can make a difference.