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The Alberto Peña, MD, Colorectal Center at Cincinnati
Children’s is the first and most comprehensive pediatric colorectal center in
the world. Our surgeons and nurses collaborate with other pediatric specialists
at Cincinnati Children's to provide truly multidisciplinary care for patients. All
of the services and support our families need are available here under one
Founded by renowned surgeon Alberto Peña, the center is an
international leader in pediatric care, research and education related to
complex colorectal conditions. Dr. Peña revolutionized the treatment of
pediatric colorectal patients in 1980, when he introduced a surgical procedure
called the posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP), or pull-through
procedure. Since then, this complex reconstructive surgery has been adapted to
the treatment of Hirschsprung disease, gynecologic and urologic conditions,
pelvic tumors and other colorectal disorders.
Our surgeons perform approximately 650 colorectal procedures
each year – more than any other center in the world. And our week-long outpatient
Bowel Management Program has helped hundreds of children with colorectal
Since opening in 2005, the center has served children from
88 countries and all 50 states. In just one year alone, we served 735 unique patients from 24 countries. About 90 percent of our patients travel to Cincinnati
Children’s from outside our immediate area.
Cincinnati Children's hosted a live, online Q & A for parents of infants and children born with Hirschsprung disease on June 10. During the 1-hour event, our co-hosts, Jason Frischer, MD, and Lyndsey Jackson, RN, BSN, CPN, answered questions from families online in real-time. Watch the Q & A event.
At the Peña Colorectal Center, we provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for the full range of colorectal diseases.
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