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David Kalfa, MD, PhD, has received a grant from the CHD Coalition to create and test a new type of heart valve that can grow and conform to the patient’s anatomy over time. Such a device would benefit neonates, children and young adults with congenital heart disease, reducing the need for multiple surgeries and greatly improving their quality of life.
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The Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center at NYP/Columbia is making great strides in the treatment of children with this relatively rare diagnosis. In 2014, the hospital received accreditation as a Center of Comprehensive Care by the National PH Association. Established 20 years ago, Columbia’s program continues to be one of the largest in the world, drawing patients across the United States and from other countries.
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In February 2017, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital was verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. “This honor sets our program apart from others in the region,” says Steven Stylianos, MD, Director of the Trauma Center and chief of Pediatric Surgery.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

The Current Approach to Lymphatic Malformations

NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has one of the top programs in the nation for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vascular anomalies. The Vascular Anomalies Group evaluates patients with a variety of vascular tumors, malformations, and associated syndromes including the newly categorized PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (PROS), formerly labeled overgrowth syndromes.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Studies Conflict Regarding Anesthesia in Infants

New data on potential effects of anesthesia on fetal and infant brain development raised concerns at the October Clinical Congress of the American College of Clinical Surgeons. Steven Stylianos, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and Surgeon-in-Chief at NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital interprets the new studies, along with Lena S. Sun, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology at NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and a leading authority in this field.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Pediatric Intestinal Transplantation and Liver Disease

NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has one of the most advanced pediatric intestinal transplantation and rehabilitation programs in the country. “We have developed new protocols using induction therapy and in last four years, have achieved 100 percent one-year patient survival,” reports Mercedes Martinez, MD, Director of the Intestinal Transplant Program at the Center for Liver Disease. “We also are developing new research studying mechanisms of rejection in these patients. We also have one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation for pediatric liver transplantation with better than expected outcomes for patients and graft survival, at one month, three years and five years.”
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Minimal Access Surgery for Pediatric Patients

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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Standardizing Protocols for the Pediatric ICU

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