Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Resources

This list of homecare company contact numbers is for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) patients who receive supplies and devices from these companies.

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.

Condition Management

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


Easy Does It - Ambulatory Surgery Center Video

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.

Kids holing hands while sitting in the grass

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.

Inside Out: Understanding Abdominal Wall Defects (AWD) Video

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.

Delaney twins sitting in the grass

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.