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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.
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.
At CHOC 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.
Esophageal atresia is a birth defect when the esophagus abnormally forms in two parts and food cannot get from the mouth to the stomach.
Cleft lip and cleft palate are anomalies of the mouth and lip where the sides of the lip and the roof of the mouth do not fuse together as they should.
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 surgeons expertly repair tracheoesophageal fistula, when the esophagus and trachea have an abnormal connection, and esophageal atresia, when the esophagus abnormally forms in two parts.
Crohn's disease is type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is a chronic condition that may recur at various times over a lifetime.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the inner lining of the large intestine (colon or bowel) and rectum become inflamed.
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.
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program at CHOC works to diagnose, treat and manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
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.
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.”)
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube that is surgically placed through the abdomen into the stomach. (G-tube).
GERD is a chronic digestive disorder that is caused by the abnormal flow of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus.
CHOC's Sleep Disorder Center specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in children.
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.
Esophageal achalasia is a motility problem in the esophagus treated by the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at CHOC.
Pulmonary atresia (PA) is a heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
CHOC provides high-quality pulmonary function tests for kids, is one of very few pediatric labs to have achieved American Thoracic Society Accreditation.
Pancreatitis is the inflammation and autodigestion of the pancreas. Autodigestion describes a process in which pancreatic enzymes destroy its own tissue.
Read about epilepsy in children along with diagnosis methods and different types of seizures. Learn about the different treatment options we offer at CHOC.
CHOC ENT surgeons expertly remove tonsils and adenoids with innovative, comprehensive and clinically advanced care.
Life after cancer is filled with many uncertainties. CHOC's After Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program is here to answer questions.
Brain tumors in children can be complex. At CHOC, a multidisciplinary approach offers all services our patients need under one roof.