Child Life Specialist Brianne Ortiz offers tips for preparing children, from toddlers to teens, for surgery.
CHOC has a trained and experienced team that includes perinatologists, neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and NICU nurses to help.
Alicia underwent several surgeries in her early days of life to repair a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a hole in the diaphragm.
Matthew spent three months receiving coordinated, specialized care in CHOC’s Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
In 2003, CHOC became the first pediatric hospital in California to begin offering robotic surgery for kids, via the da Vinci Firefly system.
A common procedure, hernia repair is typically an outpatient surgery, meaning the child can go home the same day as the surgery.
Infants needing surgery require special attention, and a unique feature of CHOC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides just that.
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