Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Patient Stories

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Seaton’s Story: Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

A blood clot discovered at a local hospital brought Seaton to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was diagnosed with venous thoracic outlet syndrome and underwent successful rib resection surgery to get back on the court.

Hirschsprung’s Disease: Luke's Story

Luke in a suit standing at home

Luke was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease when he was just three 3 days old, and underwent surgery to remove the affected part of his colon at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.