News in the Division of Pediatric Surgery

In Pediatric Surgery, Less Is More

Casey Lopez, three, is perched restlessly on a large brown chair, tugging on her pigtails and talking a blue streak to her mother, Geovanne. Suddenly, she wound down. “I wanna go to bed,” she announced, and crawled onto her mother’s lap. “She’s getting tired,” Geovanne said softly. The sedative Casey had received a few minutes earlier had taken effect. Soon after, she was wheeled into the operating room. Full story

Articles Published on Laparoscopic Neo-os Creation; Familial Dysautonomia

The Division of Pediatric Surgery has two other articles accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. One entitled "Laparoscopic Neo-os Creation in an Adolescent with Uterus Didelphys and Obstructed Hemivagina" was published in October 2006 and the other "A Reinforced Suture Line Prevents Recurrence after Fundoplication in Patients with Familial Dysautonomia" will be published in the spring of 2007.

Nurse Practitioner Named Chairperson

Tracy McTiernan was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association as Chairperson of Education.