On this week’s Medical Mondays video, learn more about pediatric colorectal disorders and how an innovative surgical technique, developed by internationally renowned pediatric surgeon Luis De la Torre, MD, helped a child overcome Hirschsprung’s disease.
Here, you’ll also learn about:
Symptoms, complications, and treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease
Pseudo fecal incontinence treatment options
Pediatric colorectal surgery options
How to determine if a child has true fecal incontinence
To learn more about pediatric colorectal disorders and treatment options, visit our department website.
Hirschsprung's disease affects the large intestine and can cause constipation and intestinal blockages. Most cases of the disease are identified soon after birth, although some children may not be diagnosed until they are older. Read more about the symptoms, complications, and treatment options for Hirschsprung's disease.
Currently, there are several surgical options used to treat children with Hirschsprung's disease. The least-invasive approach is called the Transanal Endorectal Pull-through Technique, or TEPT. Read more about this innovative treatment approach.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care. Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs, and medical education, Children’s Hospital was designed with input from physicians, nurses, and families, to ensure that patients receive quality, family-centered care in a comfortable setting.