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Surgeons in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s play a key role in a number of multidisciplinary programs and services that involve highly specialized training and expertise.
Each program is specially designed by highly trained faculty and staff who apply their education, training, and extensive experience to provide your child the best treatment available. We work with multiple departments throughout the hospital to ensure every aspect of care is fully encompassed.
One of only three facilities in the United States that is considered a national referral center for children and young adults with complex hemangiomas, other rare vascular tumors and vascular malformations. The center currently follows about 2,000 patients, adding about 450 new patients each year.
The Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Program is a partnership between the Cincinnati Children’s Hematology / Oncology Division and the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery. The center’s multidisciplinary team specializes in establishing an accurate diagnosis, something that can be challenging due to the complex nature of these conditions.
An accurate diagnosis is important because it allows the team to develop the most effective treatment plan. Read more.
The Pancreas Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital provides focused, multidisciplinary care for children with pancreatic disorders. Our team is led by pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric surgeons and also includes physicians from the pain management, endocrinology, oncology, and radiology departments. These experts work closely with the center’s genetics counselors, pain psychologists, dietitians, nurses and social workers to address patient needs. Staff will meet with families to discuss specific findings and individual treatment recommendations.
We are one of the only centers in the United States that is dedicated to caring for children with pancreatic diseases. and one of only a few hospitals in the country offering total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplantation (TPIAT) for children with debilitating chronic pancreatitis. Read more.
Cincinnati Children’s was the first pediatric center in Ohio to develop transplantation programs for kidney (1965), liver (1985) and small bowel (2001).
Since the inception of these programs, faculty in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery have played a major role. Faculty in the renal (kidney) transplantation program have performed more than 475 transplants (cadaver or living donor). Read more.
The Pediatric Liver Care Center and Liver Transplant Center bring together all aspects of liver care, offering new and innovative treatments and intensive research. The Liver Transplant Center is one of only several centers that perform transplants on children under 10 pounds, and more than half of the patients who have received transplants are younger than 2 years of age. Faculty members at Cincinnati Children’s have performed more than 500 liver transplants. The current one-year patient survival rate is greater than 90 percent. Read more.
The Small Bowel Transplantation program performs isolated intestine transplants, combined liver and intestine transplants and multivisceral (liver, pancreas and intestine) transplants. Faculty members have performed more than 35 small bowel transplants. The current one-year patient survival rate is greater than 50 percent. Read more.
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