At her 14 week checkup, Alicia and Brent Ford were excited to see how the newest member of their family was doing. The couple already had 5 children between them so they felt like they knew what to expect at the ultrasound. But, when the word ‘gastroschisis’ was used to describe their new baby’s condition, […]
We do thousands of childhood vaccinations and thousands of surgeries every year at Akron Children’s Hospital. But you might not know that vaccines and surgeries don’t go together. Surgery and anesthesia can interact with vaccines that are given close to the surgery date. One of the effects that surgery and anesthesia has on the body […]
Our story starts in 2011. We were sent to Dr. Pittinger for a ganglion cyst on Devin’s right wrist. The first appointment with a new doctor is a little scary sometimes, but this time it was different. As soon as Dr. Pittinger came in, Devin smiled and said hi. He was comfortable with the doc […]
Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge – probably one of the top 10 players in the NBA – is suffering from a torn ligament in his thumb. He was scheduled to have surgery, but decided against it. Though holding off surgery won’t threaten his career, it could threaten his team’s play-off performance.
I serve as the superintendent of a public school system in NE Ohio. My daughters both have been treated at Akron Children’s, but for the first time one of them needed a minor surgery. I can’t begin to tell you how kind, caring, and knowledgeable every single person we met was. It was truly exceptional.
Last week we were faced with our first surgery for Jordan since his back closure and the insertion of his vp shunt in his little head that leads to his stomach cavity. After our visit with Dr. Anton Milo (Jordan’s ear, nose and throat doctor), he suggested removing Jordan’s adenoid and placing tubes in his sweet little ears.