Elijah Bell was born without outer ears, but thanks to Dr. Ananth Murthy, director of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and medical director for the Craniofacial Center and Speech Resonance Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital, Elijah has ears crafted from his own rib cage cartilage. Now, 4 years later, Dr. Murthy and his team at The Rebecca D. Considine Research […]
For those who work at Akron Children’s, most will tell you there’s something special about working at the independent pediatric hospital. They can’t quite put their finger on what ‘it’ is, but perhaps ‘it’ comes from the satisfaction of knowing everyone – from parking attendants to surgeons – plays an active role in supporting patients. […]
My son, Max, was born in the middle of a November blizzard in 2008 with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Rewind to our 20 week ultrasound, where we were excited to find out his gender but were surprised to instead learn that he had a cleft. The tech was certain about his lip but […]
Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.
Although hemangiomas will go away on their own, there are options to speed this process. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, the director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the occurrence and treatment of these vascular birthmarks.
My son Isaac is a patient of Dr. Ananth Murthy. One year ago, on Oct. 21, Isaac, at age 6, had a suspicious looking birthmark removed from his upper right thigh. This birthmark had doubled in size, began to turn dark brown and feel very rough, like sandpaper. Cancer, unfortunately runs in my family. My father […]