Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Teen With Melanoma Gets Back to Doing What She Loves
Follow-up care at our Tri-Cities Clinic means Ruth and her family can focus on life again.Read the story.
Born With CDH, Matthew Rises Up for a Brighter Future
When he was just 1 month old, surgeons used a special patch to mend his diaphragm. Now 9 years old, Matthew is thriving – and giving back.Read the story.
Bouncing Back From Overwhelming Odds After Surgery in NICUDuring Oliver’s early days in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), doctors performed lifesaving surgery. A month later, he went home.
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Breathing – and Eating – EasilyDuring his early years, Emmett had trouble swallowing and often sucked food and fluid into his lungs. The search for a diagnosis led his family to Seattle Children’s. After surgery on his voice box, Emmett can eat normally instead of using a feeding tube. Read this family's story.
Girl Born With Liver Outside Body Thrives as a Champion GymnastBefore she was born, Kendall was diagnosed with giant omphalocele, a defect in the wall of her belly. As a baby she had surgery at Seattle Children’s. Now 14 years old, she thrives as an award-winning gymnast.
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Top 10 Questions Kids Ask Before SurgeryDr. Patrick Javid, a pediatric surgeon at Seattle Children’s, answers some of the questions that patients and families ask before surgery.
Life After Omphalocele: Onora’s StoryBorn with organs on the outside, Onora is now a happy, healthy toddler.
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Diagnosed Before Birth, Baby With CDH Is Now a Healthy ToddlerAlden’s family chose Seattle Children’s for his care when an ultrasound during pregnancy showed a hole in his diaphragm.
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“I Never Thought I Could Feel Healthy, But I Do”Elizabeth lives life her way, despite inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), thanks to newer medicines and surgery to remove 3 feet of her colon.
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Conjoined Twin Treated at Seattle Children’s Says “Thank You” to Russell WilsonBorn a conjoined twin in 1992, Kevin Mick had at least 20 surgeries at Seattle Children’s. Now living a healthy, active life, he recalls the value of celebrity visits to the hospital.
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Baby Born With CDH Stars in Diaper DashDays after birth, Nolan had surgery to fix a hole in his diaphragm (congenital diaphragmatic hernia or CDH). To help raise awareness of CDH, his family entered the healthy toddler in the Disneyland Diaper Dash.
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Surgeon Customizes Bandages to Comfort and Cheer KidsNo kid wants to have an operation. Dr. Kim Riehle makes custom bandages to ease the experience for kids and their families.
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Weighing the Options – and Sometimes Setting Aside ScalpelsWe are experts at surgery, but a different treatment may be better. More than 40% of the kids we see go home without needing an operation.
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To make an appointment, you can call us directly or get a referral from your child’s primary care provider. We encourage you to coordinate with your pediatrician or family doctor when coming to Seattle Children’s.
We see patients in clinic in Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Seattle and Tri-Cities.
Providers, see how to refer a patient.