Category Archives: Surgery

18 Months Later: How My Daughter is Overcoming Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

I wrote my last blog when Milan was just 3 months old. And although it hasn’t been an easy journey for us or for Milan, she is now a happy … Full Entry »

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Helping Hands with the Assistance of a Robot named Da Vinci

To me, robotic surgery is the most exciting type of minimally invasive surgery for children, because it allows me to perform surgery that we have been doing for many years. … Full Entry »

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Changing Habits And Modifying Lifestyles

Even though we are part of Texas Children’s Hospital, at the Texas Adult Congenital Heart Center (TACH Center) we see adult patients every day.  Our patients, like many adults, face … Full Entry »

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The Importance of Speech Surgery and Therapy After Cleft Palate Repair

Some children with a cleft palate may require an additional surgery directed at improving their speech. Most children have their primary palate repair at around 1 year of age. Following … Full Entry »

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Finding the Best Pediatric Heart Surgeon: Helpful Tips for Parents

While it’s something no parent should have to deal with, every year thousands of families learn that their child has a congenital heart defect. With new technologies, heart defects are … Full Entry »

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