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The new esophageal atresia clinic is dedicated to the long-term treatment of children with EA-TEF. The clinic provides coordinated multidisciplinary care that addresses all facets of their patients’ conditions.
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Dr. Emile Bacha is featured on ABC's "The View", discussing the important work being done to treat pediatric heart disease at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Center Earns National Approval

The Cleft & Craniofacial Center of Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has been approved through 2020 as a Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team by the Commission on Approval of Teams according to the Standards for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. This designation indicates that the team meets the high standards of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF). Although the center has already been accredited since 1993, the new system of approval (as of 2014) entails a far more demanding set of requirements than before.
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In part two of our article on bariatric surgery in teens, Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman answers questions about the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery, age requirements for surgery, and how the program at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center works.
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Dr. Emile Bacha publishes a review of minimally invasive pediatric heart surgery techniques in Nature Reviews Cardiology.
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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is again one of the top ranked cardiology and cardiac surgery centers in the nation.
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Blog & Newsletter

Weight Loss Surgery for Teens

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman discusses weight loss surgery operations for obese teenagers who have not had success losing weight with diet and lifestyle modifications.
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Well-known beta-blocker relieves symptoms in more than 70% of children.
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