Child Life Specialist Brianne Ortiz offers tips for preparing children, from toddlers to teens, for surgery.
Will Your Newborn Need Surgery? Plan Now
CHOC has a trained and experienced team that includes perinatologists, neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and NICU nurses to help.
Tips for coping with hospitalization with Chloe Krikac
Child Life Specialist Chloe Krikac shares a little about the support provided to patients and families, in addition to offering tips.
Alicia’s story: Repairing a right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Alicia underwent several surgeries in her early days of life to repair a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a hole in the diaphragm.
Matthew’s Story: Healing in the Surgical NICU
Matthew spent three months receiving coordinated, specialized care in CHOC’s Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
CHOC Patient is Cancer Free Thanks to Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
In 2003, CHOC became the first pediatric hospital in California to begin offering robotic surgery for kids, via the da Vinci Firefly system.
Hernia Repair: Quick and Common
A common procedure, hernia repair is typically an outpatient surgery, meaning the child can go home the same day as the surgery.
CHOC’s Surgical NICU Offers Pioneering Coordinated Treatment
Infants needing surgery require special attention, and a unique feature of CHOC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides just that.
Speech Pathology for Kids with Cleft Palate
Dr. Jason Toranto and speech pathologist Mary Warden discuss the impact cleft lips and palates can have on speech development.