Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Resources
This step-by-step guide — designed specifically for children with autism — explains what kids can expect during the entire surgical experience at CHOP.
For Parents and Caregivers
This resource will give you information about the procedure to drain fluid from your child’s peritoneal cavity. You’ll learn how abdominal drainage is performed, potential complications and when your child can resume her normal activities.
This resource will help you understand when your child’s primary feeding tube needs to be changed, why the change is needed and how the conversion from a CORPAK® tube to either a MIC-KEY® tube or a MIC® gastrojejunostomy tube is made.
Learn about lumbar puncture, a procedure in which a doctor inserts a needle into the lower spine to obtain cerebrospinal fluid, to relieve cerebrospinal fluid pressure or to administer chemotherapy for patients with cancer.
This resource will help you understand pectus carinatum, an overgrowth syndrome that affects the chest, and how treatment with a brace may help your child.
Preparing for Your Child's Procedure
The Guide to Your Child's Surgery offers information about what to expect when having surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, including what to bring, how to prepare your child, and planning for recovery.
This resource offers age-based guidelines for food, drink and medication restrictions before any procedure or surgery that requires sedation, and is available in English and Spanish.
If your child is scheduled to have surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia or one of our surgery centers, these surgery prep books can help prepare them for what to expect.
Children with anorectal and pelvic malformations such as imperforate anus and anal atresia require long-term bowel management. Watch the video to learn more about the coordinated care provided by CHOP's Pediatric Colorectal Program.
In this video you’ll join the Delaney family on their journey, learn about the large team involved in the separation surgery, and see how Abby and Erin are doing today.
CHOP brings specialty and surgical services to families in our Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The centers allow families access to the services of renowned Children's Hospital surgeons without a trip to the city.
The Pediatric Colorectal Program provides coordinated care for children with Hirschsprung’s disease, an intestinal disorder that often requires surgery and long-term bowel management
This video about hyperhidrosis surgery explains how the thoracoscopic sympathectomy procedure works to treat the underlying cause of excessive sweating, and how it can help patients.
In this video series, doctors, nurses and parents talk about abdominal wall defects, including omphaloceles and gastroschisis, and how these conditions are diagnosed and treated at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Watch this educational video to learn about minimally invasive surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and its many uses and benefits for kids.
An update on Abby and Erin Delaney, who were born conjoined and separated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Now now 2½ years old, they are making amazing strides in their growth and development.
Watch the inspiring story of Addy and Lily Altobelli, conjoined twins who were separated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Oct. 13, 2021.