Category Archives: Surgery

Why I still go to Texas Children’s Hospital

I was born with two heart defects – transposition of the great vessels (TGV) and ventricular septal defect (VSD). Since the age of 6, when my family moved to Texas, … Full Entry »

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Introducing the Physician Assistant Pediatric Surgical Fellows, Class of 2018

The Pediatric Surgery Fellowship for Physician Assistants at Texas Children’s Hospital provides a unique opportunity for PA’s to further their clinical training at the country’s largest pediatric hospital. The program … Full Entry »

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Hopeful, not optimistic

  On Jan 15, 2009 (which happened to be my 28th birthday), I had my very first ultrasound for my first pregnancy. While scanning me, the doctor turned the screen and asked … Full Entry »

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Texas Children’s saved my sight

I was born two months premature in 1959. When I was born, I was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). ROP is a disease that can occur in premature babies, … Full Entry »

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Premature bone loss and eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious and treatable illnesses with medical and psychiatric aspects. The most recent (2013) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS-5) recognizes all the eating disorders with … Full Entry »

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