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The Foker process can be performed on newborns and children as small as 7 pounds (3.5 kg). The process takes anywhere from several weeks to several months to complete, depending on the severity of your child’s condition. Because the process allows your child grow his/her own esophagus, surgically transplanting other parts of the digestive tract (like the colon or stomach) is not needed. This approach may also reduce the risk of infection, eating difficulties and malnutrition.
During the Foker process:
The Foker process works best when used as the initial treatment. It can sometimes be used after other long-gap EA treatments, such as colonic interposition or a gastric pull-up have failed, but experience has shown that this is not ideal.
This extraordinary procedure often results in an esophagus that is indistinguishable from one that has developed normally on esophagrams.
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