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Pioneering Care for Pelvic Anomalies

A new bowel management program helps improve long-term outcomes.
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A Cut Above

Every day, surgeons at Seattle Children’s Hospital use the latest, most advanced surgical techniques to make the burden of illness and injury a little lighter for children and their families. Meet four surgeons who are taking a step beyond to tackle vexing problems.
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Seattle Children's Hospital Providers Transplant Hope to One 3-Year-Old Patient

When Destiny was born, doctors detected that her small bowel was blocked because the lumen of the bowel was not formed. She has undergone about a dozen surgeries and in January 2011 received a small bowel transplant at Seattle Children’s.
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Building a mobile surgery robot

Building a Mobile Surgery Robot

Seattle Children's surgeon Dr. Tom Lendvay is helping UW engineers develop a portable surgical system that can be operated remotely.
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Bettering, and Beating, the Odds

At Seattle Children’s, teams of specialists, innovative techniques and the most advanced medical technologies combine to give babies who have life-threatening diaphragmatic hernias a chance to breathe, and thrive.
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Weighing the Options

Seattle Children’s surgeons play a leading role in evaluating whether surgery is the best treatment option.
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Robotic Surgery

Seattle Children’s uses the da Vinci® robotic system to perform robot-assisted laparoscopy (RAL), a type of minimally invasive surgery that has benefits for patients and surgeons alike.
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Children’s Story Project

Through the Children’s Story Project, our community shares personal experiences, memories and reflections about the hospital. Read 100 years of stories, told one person at a time.
Featured story: Tim's Hernia
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Pain, Pain Go Away

Seattle Children’s is using regional anesthesia to improve kids' surgical experiences by reducing their need for narcotic pain killers and by better controlling their postoperative pain and nausea.
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