Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Patient Stories
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The Story of Addy and Lily: Birth and Separation of Conjoined Twins
It took an incredible team effort by experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to separate conjoined twins and get them home to Chicago for Christmas.
Lymphatic Microsurgery: Daniel’s Story
Diagnosed with a rare lymphatic condition called chylothorax, a newborn undergoes life-saving surgery at CHOP’s Center for Lymphatic Disorders.
Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis: Michaela’s Story
Diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, which causes eye drooping and double vision, Michaela is grateful for the team at CHOP for helping her see the world with both eyes wide open.
Cystic Fibrosis & Reflux: Chad’s Story
Thanks to the team at the Cystic Fibrosis Center, 10-year-old Chad is spending less time in the hospital – and more time doing what he loves.
Hudson’s Story: Pull-through Procedure for Hirschsprung’s Disease
After a healthy start, Hudson hit an obstacle when diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease. With surgery and bowel management strategies, he’s doing well.
Tajh’s Story: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis
When medicine alone couldn’t successfully control Tajh’s myasthenia gravis symptoms, surgery to remove his thymus offered the best chance of remission.
Hirschsprung’s Disease: Luke's Story
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.
One Becomes Two: Abby and Erin’s Journey to Separation
Conjoined twins Abby and Erin were born connected at the head. After 10 months and multiple surgeries, the girls were separated.
Hyperhidrosis: Alexa’s Story
Since having surgery at CHOP to correct hyperhidrosis, a condition that caused her to have excessively sweaty hands, Alexa can pursue her love of acting with more confidence.
Hyperhidrosis: Daniel’s Story
Daniel plays baseball and basketball with confidence after surgery at CHOP corrected hyperhidrosis, a condition that caused his hands to sweat excessively.