Allison's Story: Laryngeal Cleft
After a childhood wrought with multiple surgeries, recurrent illnesses, and devastating misdiagnoses, Allison found herself at Children's Center for Aero-Digestive Disorders -- with a solution to her health problems.
Laparoscopic Robotic Pyeloplasty: A First-hand Account
Two weeks after beginning college in a small town far from home, Adam painfully learned that he had a problem in his urinary tract. Corrective surgery meant that Adam would miss out on half his freshman year, until doctors at Children's proposed robotic surgery.
Tessa's Story: Patent ductus arteriosus
At first glance it would be easy to mistake Boston Children's Hospital cardiac surgeon Pedro del Nido, MD, for a racecar enthusiast working the controls of an arcade game. In fact, he is closing an errant artery in 6-year-old Tessa Greenhalgh's tiny heart -- from across the room.
Adam's Story: UPJ obstruction
Thirteen-year-old Adam Ravenelle isn't one to sit on the couch. So, when an undetected UPJ (ureteropelvic junction) obstruction inflated his kidney pelvis to three times its normal size and doubled him over in pain last August, his parents quickly researched the best way to keep him healthy and active.