Ranked #1 in 8 out of the 10 evaluated specialties by U.S. News
MyPatients provides referring primary care providers with secure access to their patients’ information.
Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
Innovation insider is a semi-monthly e-newsletter analyzes innovations at Boston Children’s, other academic medical centers and from industry.
Read the latest blog by a Boston Children's doctor, clinician or staff member.
Support the hospital with a donation that helps kids get the care they need.
If a child has a hernia, a section of his intestine has protruded through a weakness in his abdominal muscles.
Inguinal hernias occur:
A hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the scrotum around the testicle.
Is surgery necessary?
If your child has an inguinal hernia, our surgeons can probably correct it using a relatively simple procedure; your child will most likely be able to go home the same day that she has the surgery.
Hydroceles usually go away on their own and no treatment is typically needed. If the hydrocele has not disappeared by the time your child is age 1 or it becomes very large, your child may need a simple surgery to remove it.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”