Items Tagged ‘pediatric surgery’

Chloes journey

May 15, 2018

Chloes journey

By Chlo Chlo Chlo Chlo

Late 2016 , i began to noticed that chloe’s smile wasnt symmetric with the rest of her facial expressions. I wished that my eyes werent decieving me but as a mom you cant ignore things that you feel in your gut arent right. So as a mom would do I consulted with Chloes Pediatrician and […]

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Tags: Dr. Wayne Osaki, medical staff, patient stories, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery


Planning ahead for your child's surgery this summer

May 11, 2018

Planning ahead for your child’s surgery this summer

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

To minimize missing school days, many kids get their elective surgery done over the summer vacation. But surgery and recovery can also mean missing out on summer fun. Knowing what to expect can help parents and kids plan ahead. Here are tips from two surgeons who perform some common types of pediatric surgeries that often […]

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Tags: ACL injury, adenoid, Dr. Anthony Scaduto, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ear, ear tubes, nose, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, scoliosis, summer surgery, throat surgery


May 15, 2014

Pediatric, Partial Nephrectomy Restores 5-Year-Old to Normal Activities

By uclahealth uclahealth

  “The first thing we thought was, ‘Oh my gosh, I hope this is not the C-word,’” says Angela Lomeli about her son, Alex, age 5. “That was the scary part.” It was a parent’s worst fear when Angela and her family learned about a suspicious growth discovered on Alex’s left kidney. At the time, […]

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Tags: Dr. Jim Hu, patient stories, pediatric surgery, urology


November 14, 2013

Baby Paul Lukas’ Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Baby Paul Lukas was born with Pierre Robin Sequence, a condition that results in a small jaw, cleft palate and big tongue. The critical problem was that when he was laid on his back, his tongue blocked his airway, causing him to turn blue and go into respiratory distress. Traditionally, babies with this condition […]

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Tags: jaw distraction, patient stories, pediatric surgery


October 3, 2008

Aiden’s Story – Sturge-Weber Syndrome

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Aiden Waters is fortunate to be living in the 21st century when a surgical option exists for treating Sturge-Weber Syndrome. This rare congenital condition affects one in 50,000 Americans. In 4-year-old Aiden’s case, a deep purple birthmark on his face and scalp was the first sign that he had this rare syndrome. The birth […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, patient stories, pediatric surgery