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Surgical Conditions

22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome)

22q11.2 deletion syndrome (also called DiGeorge Syndrome) is a genetic condition that can cause a variety of physical and behavioral problems.

Adenoids and Adenoidectomy

Enlarged adenoids are normal some kids, but others need surgery. Often, tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time.

Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)

An antegrade continence enema, or ACE, is a different way to give an enema. Enemas can help someone poop if they become constipated or have another problem moving their bowels.

Basilar Invagination

Basilar invagination is when the top of the spine pushes up into the base of the skull. It causes pinching and pressing on the brain stem.

Circumcision

You have an important decision to make before you take your newborn son home: whether to circumcise him. Before deciding, talk to your doctor and consider the issues.

Cleft Lip

A cleft lip is when a baby's lip doesn't form properly during pregnancy. Most kids can have surgery to repair one early in life.

Cleft Palate

A cleft palate is when a baby is born with a cleft (gap) in the roof of the mouth. Most kids can have surgery to repair them early in life.

Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip

A cleft palate with a cleft lip is when a baby's lip and palate (roof of mouth) don't form properly during pregnancy. Most kids with cleft lip and palate are treated successfully with no lasting problems.

Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implant can help many kids with severe hearing loss. Find out how they work and who can get them.

Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure is when the heart can’t pump blood the way it should. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is when blood backs up in the heart.