• Oliver and Santa

    Life-Saving Surgery Ensures Oliver Is Home for the Holidays

    Oliver bounced back from overwhelming odds with an amazing recovery. His family is now looking forward to its first Christmas with him.
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    Girl Born With Liver Outside Body Thrives as a Champion Gymnast

    Kendall Stark was born with giant omphalocele, a condition where her liver protruded from her body. Now at 14 years old, she is a champion gymnast.
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  • Onora

    Life After Omphalocele: Onora’s Story

    Born with organs on the outside, Onora is now a happy, healthy toddler.                  
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  • Kevin Mick

    Conjoined Twin Treated at Seattle Children’s Says “Thank You” to Russell Wilson

    Kevin Mick was born a conjoined twin in 1992. He has had at least 20 surgeries since at Seattle Children’s but now lives a healthy, active life.
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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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    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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    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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