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Dr. Vivian Tanaka tells about what pediatric anesthesiologists do for their patients & how they are specifically trained to provide anesthesia for children.
Dr. Cashin is an anesthesiologist who provides care for kids and teens undergoing anesthesia at CHOC Children's in Orange.
Dr. Nikita Patel is a board certified anesthesiologist who treats infants, kids and teens undergoing anesthesia at CHOC Children's
Dr. Soleta is an anesthesiologist who provides care for kids and teens undergoing anesthesia at CHOC Children's in Orange.
Dr. David Gibbs addresses questions about anesthesia, and why a pediatric surgeon and hospital can make a difference.
Cathy De Guzman is a nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology for kids at CHOC Children's in Orange County.
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube that is surgically placed through the abdomen into the stomach. (G-tube).
Patients must arrive at CHOC Children’s two hours before surgery is scheduled to begin.
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.
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.
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.
After surgery, there may be physical causes of pain, but the sensation of pain also depends on complex mental and emotional factors.
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.”)
The CHOC Surgical NICU is the only one of its kind on the West Coast and is using the newest standards and procedures for babies who need surgery.
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.
CHOC Children's pediatric surgeons can expertly repair an umbilical hernia, which is a protrusion of a baby's belly button that can sometimes be dangerous.
The exceptional surgical care team at the Tidwell Procedure Center at CHOC Children’s Hospital sets us apart from other institutions. Our nursing and specialty staff are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our patients and their families.
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.
An atrial septal defect is an opening in the atrial septum, or dividing wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, known as the right and left atria.
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an opening in the ventricular septum, or dividing wall between the two lower chambers of the heart known as the right and left ventricles.
Atrioventricular canal (AV Canal or AVC) defect is a congenital heart defect. That means it is present at birth.
Dr. William Feaster named “Physician All-Star” for work in using data to improve patient outcomes
CHOC Children’s offers one of the largest pediatric pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) programs in the region. We work with children and families throughout Southern California.
Surgery to repair inguinal hernias is a safe and common procedure when performed by a pediatric surgeon and specially trained surgical staff like you’ll find at CHOC Children’s.