Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Patient Stories

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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.

Hyperhidrosis: Alexa’s Story

Alexa hyperhidrosis patient smiling

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 playing baseball

Daniel plays baseball and basketball with confidence after surgery at CHOP corrected hyperhidrosis, a condition that caused his hands to sweat excessively.

Sand Drowning: Edgar’s ECMO Story

Edgar outside

A day at the beach turned into a nightmare when a sand cave collapsed on Edgar. He was rushed to CHOP where a world-renowned ECMO team saved his life.


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