Five Questions to Ask Before Your Child’s Surgery

Five Questions to Ask Before Your Child’s Surgery

No one likes receiving the news that their child needs surgery, regardless of whether if it’s removing tonsils or a tumor. Just the thought of surgery to a child is scary enough without even stepping into the operating room. Here is a list of five questions you should...
How Does Surgery Fix an Inguinal Hernia?

How Does Surgery Fix an Inguinal Hernia?

While anyone can get an inguinal hernia, it’s a condition that affects males more often than females. The inguinal canal is different in males than in females. In males, the inguinal canal runs the length between the abdomen and the scrotum and holds the...
Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis

Though uncommon, gastroschisis is a birth defect that can cause significant health consequences for infants born with the condition. What is This Condition? Gastroschisis occurs when a hole develops in an unborn baby’s abdominal wall. In most instances, the...
Biliary Atresia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Treatment

Biliary Atresia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Treatment

When my younger son was born, he was jaundiced. Jaundice is “a medical condition with yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, arising from excess of the pigment bilirubin and typically caused by obstruction of the bile duct, by liver disease, or by excessive...
Pneumomediastinum

Pneumomediastinum

For most people, the term pneumomediastinum may be unusual, but for approximately one in 7,300 people, the condition is familiar. Pneumomediastinum is air that is present in the chest that becomes trapped in the mediastinum, the area of the body which contains the...