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Frequently asked questions about heart valve repair or replacement surgery, because families are bound to have many questions about heart valve repair or heart valve replacement
CHOC pediatric general surgeons are experts in repairing anorectal malformations, including imperforate anus, in children—even newborn babies.
Spina bifida is a neural tube defect. Neural tube defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly, are seen in seven out of 10,000 live births in the U.S.
The CHOC Urology Center uses a number of tests to accurately diagnose patients.
Posterior urethral valves (PUV), occur in males and are excess flaps of tissue in the posterior urethra, which is the tube that drains urine from the bladder to the outside of the body for elimination.
At CHOC Urology Center, we are proud to be leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up care of patients with hypospadias.
Prune belly syndrome is also known as triad syndrome or Eagle-Barrett syndrome. It is characterized by the presence of three abnormalities.
Hydronephrosis is a treatable condition in which urine gets trapped in the kidney and drains slower than it should into the bladder.
CHOC provides high-quality pulmonary function tests for kids, is one of very few pediatric labs to have achieved American Thoracic Society Accreditation.
Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta. This narrowing restricts the amount of oxygen-rich (red) blood that can travel to the lower part of the body.
To use PAL, simply call (714) 912-8927, enter the four-digit topic numbers listed on this web page, or stay on the line for a complete listing of topics.
Dr. Khoury, chief of pediatric urology at both CHOC and UC Irvine Medical Center, treats kids and teens in Orange County.
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF or "TET") is a heart condition that occur due to abnormal development of the fetal heart. Learn more about what TOF is, its symptoms, and causes.
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. (It is also often referred to as “transposition of the great vessels.”)
Truncus arteriosus is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
Hypospadias is a condition that affects the urethra and the foreskin on a male's penis. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
Encopresis is a problem that children age four or older can develop due to long-term constipation.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a combination of several abnormalities of the heart and great blood vessels. It is a congenital (present at birth) syndrome.
Diagnostic tests can be performed during pregnancy to test whether a fetus has spina bifida.
CHOC is pleased to introduce our Virtual Pediatric Lecture Series. This series is part of our continued commitment to bring the latest, most relevant pediatric clinical patient care information.
The CHOC Urology Center is dedicated to treating the diverse and specialized urological needs of Southern California’s children.
Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. It is a medical emergency. CHOC's pediatric surgeons are ready 24 hours a day.
Our specialists have been internationally recognized for spina bifida treatments and expertise in the very latest surgical techniques.
Management of cerebral palsy (CP) includes nonsurgical and surgical options and should be overseen by a multidisciplinary team of specialists.
Some children have an allergy or sensitivity to latex (rubber). Reactions can be seen when products made from latex come in contact with the child’s skin, mucous membranes in the mouth, genitals, bladder, rectum or the bloodstream (during surgery). Some children may also react when blowing up a rubber balloon or breathing in powder from the inside of latex gloves.