The opinions expressed on these websites are those of the author(s). Since each child is unique in his/her own way, treatment plans described here may not be appropriate for all children with these conditions.
Surgical Procedure Descriptions
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Medline/National Library of Medicine
US Department of Health Information Guide
Virtual Children's Hospital
American College of Surgeons
Gastrostomy Tube Care (pdf)
A Special Note to Parents: A number of parents of children with complex medical conditions have established "parent support groups" with extremely helpful information on their web pages. We encourage you to contact these sites, if appropriate for your child. A word of caution: it is relatively easy to become discouraged when reading the story of an affected child with a medical condition similar to that of your child. We strongly believe that every child is different--unique in his/her own way. Therefore, the experiences of one family (good or bad) may be completely and totally different from yours.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Esophageal Atresia and VACTERL
The GI Disorders site includes information about reflux, Hircshsprung's Disease, IBD, incontinence, etc.
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
National Childhood Cancer Foundation
National Safe Kids
Giant Omphaloceles, "Paint and Wait"
Useful UNC Links
Carolina Center for Special Surgery for Children
Computer and Robotic Enhanced Surgery Center
Department of Surgery
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
North Carolina Children's Hospital
School of Medicine
UNC Health Care
UNC Health Link
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
NC Children's Hospital Kohl's online health resource center
UNC Pediatric Surgery's Facebook Page
UNC Hospitals Patient Care Web Pages
Kitchen Kids: Nutrition Resources and information