Department of Surgery Hosts a Special "Breakthroughs in Pediatric Surgery" Event

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Recently, the Department of Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosted a special "Breakthroughs in Pediatric Surgery" event designed for journalists, community leaders and philanthropic supporters. Attendees toured various operating rooms and heard from surgical experts across a range of areas and topics, including:

  • Treatment for Complex Spine Conditions, led by John M. Flynn, MD, Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Urology and Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery, led by Douglas A. Canning, MD, Chief of the Division of Urology, and Aseem R. Shukla, MD, Urologist and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Division of Urology
  • Innovations in Cardiac Surgery, led by Thomas L. Spray, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Christopher E. Mascio, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Advances in Fetal Surgery, led by N. Scott Adzick, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Founder and Director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Guests also had an opportunity to receive a hands-on experience in the William Maul Measey Pediatric Endoscopic Surgical Training & Advancement Laboratory (PEDESTAL) surgical training lab with Thane A. Blinman, MD, Pediatric Surgeon and Director of the General Surgery Fellowship Program.

It was a night of learning and discovery for attendees, offering visitors a unique view of the hospital and the breakthrough work that is being done.

Be sure to click through the slideshow of photos for a behind-the-scenes look at the event.

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