For an avid reader and aspiring writer like Preston Coblenz, it only seemed natural to thank the doctor who fixed his ears, Akron Children’s Hospital plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ananth Murthy, with the gift of a homemade book detailing the experience. We invite you to sit in while Preston reads the book to his […]
“The last thing I told Colin was don’t forget your helmet,” said Molly Burdette, Colin’s mom. Little did she know that helmet would save Colin’s life later that day. Colin, an avid ATV rider, took to the trails near his house with a couple groups of friends. As Colin rounded a turn so did […]
Elijah Bell was born 8 years ago without ears, but you would never know that by looking at him today. His ear transformation has taken place over the past 3 years as he has undergone 5 surgeries with Dr. Ananth Murthy, who uses cartilage from Elijah’s own rib cage to craft the ears.
Renae Kovacs may have been born without a soft spot, but her surgeons sure have a soft spot for her. Renae has a rare condition, called trigoncephaly metopic craniosynostosis, that causes the plates of a baby’s skull to fuse together too early to give the brain room to grow properly. Typical babies have a soft spot that allows room for growth.
When the pediatrician told Jen and Matt Adams that their infant daughter’s ear had a congenital deformity, there was never a question of getting it fixed.
Dr. Ananth Murthy, director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Akron Children’s, recently presented at the hospital’s annual Adolescent Medicine Update about the multifactorial challenges in treatment of disorders of the breast which affect both teenage girls and boys.