The Colorectal Center
provides comprehensive care for children with Hirschsprung disease, a complex
condition that can cause severe constipation and many related complications. Hirschsprung
disease occurs when some of the nerve cells that are normally present in the
wall of the intestine do not form properly during fetal development.
Our team includes a colorectal
surgeon, gastrointestinal motility specialists and many other experienced physicians and
nurses who are dedicated to the care of these patients. We can treat patients
with Hirschsprung disease from birth through childhood, and have the expertise to
treat complex cases, such as those involving Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis.
with Hirschsprung disease require pull-through surgery to remove the diseased
section of the intestine and replace it with healthy tissue. Our surgical
approach may involve a transanal procedure or a minimally invasive surgery to help
reduce scarring and other factors associated with open procedures. In
many cases, our surgeons can correct problems associated with a prior surgery.
If a child with Hirschsprung
disease is suffering from fecal incontinence, the colorectal specialist may
recommend participation in our Bowel Management Program, medications, and / or a