Anesthesia is key in the treatment and recovery of patients at Children's Hospital. Our pediatric anesthesiologists are specially trained in all areas of pediatric patient care—a continuum of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care.
Burn injuries are usually sudden, unexpected, and one of the most traumatic of all injuries sustained by a person. Our team of trained specialists plays an essential role in restoring the patient to a healthy state and re-establishing independence. Our team is a multidisciplinary one consisting of surgeons, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists. We provide comprehensive care of the burned child.
The Fetal Surgery program at Children's Hospital is one of a few programs in the world to perform open fetal surgery. Our pediatric surgeons have special training to provide integrated care for mothers carrying a child with known genetic or anatomic disorders. The Fetal Surgery program brings a new perspective to the care and treatment of mother and child.
General and Thoracic Surgery
General and thoracic surgeons provide comprehensive general pediatric surgery for the treatment of children with routine and complex operable conditions. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and surgical instruments, our program is able to provide premier clinical care for the child and their family.
Our Pediatric Heart Institute offers one of the highest levels of cardiac care for infants, children, and young adults throughout the United States. Our nationally recognized staff provides interdisciplinary care for a wide variety of complex cardiovascular conditions which have dramatically improved the quality of life for children born with heart defects.
The Neurosurgery Division at Children's Hospital is comprised of a specialty trained team of physicians with a unique understanding and skill in managing diseases of the developing nervous system in children.
The Division of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital offers a complete facility for testing, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of vision problems and eye diseases in children and young adults. Some procedures treated by our team of specialist include correction of refractive errors, and the evaluation and treatment of strabismus, congenital and childhood cataracts and infantile glaucoma.
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a full range of care for developmental, congenital, neuromuscular, and post traumatic problems of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, associate services offered for children and young adults include physical therapy, pediatric rehabilitation medicine, sports medicine, and orthotic/ prosthetic devices.
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
The Division of Otolaryngology, also known as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), provides services that include the diagnosis and treatment of children with ear infections and sore throats, and also helps patients with hearing and speech disorders, airway and sinus problems, and related structures of the head and neck.
The Plastic and Reconstructive Center at Children's Hospital offers diagnosis and treatment for cosmetic and reconstructive problems in children and adolescents who require major and minor alterations of their physical appearance. Our experienced plastic surgeons perform a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures including birth defects, tumors, trauma (including burns), cleft lip and palate, and other problems of the face, head, trunk, and extremities (including the hands).
The Trauma Service provides comprehensive care to pediatric trauma victims of all ages. Timely access to specialized care is often a matter of life and death in trauma situations, particularly when they involve children.
The Division of Pediatric Urology provides medical and surgical management of infants, children, and adolescents with congenital and acquired disorders of the genital and urinary tract. From the most common disorders to the rarest and most complex anomalies, our team of well-known surgeons has extensive experience in providing innovative care.
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