Children are not just “little adults” and when possible, should be treated by a physician who is specially trained in pediatrics. Their physiology is different, and since they’re still developing, their organs are not always in exactly the same location. In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. David Gibbs, a pediatric surgeon and the director of trauma services at CHOC, discusses:
- the importance of children being treated by a surgeon who is specially trained in pediatrics
- considerations for parents when choosing their child’s surgeon
- the most common surgeries performed at CHOC
CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.