Helpful Links for Parents


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.

Pediatric Surgery

American Pediatric Surgical Association (ASPA)
Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Surgical Procedure Descriptions

Laparoscopy
Vesalius Image Archive
YourSurgery.com

Pediatric Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy
Laparoscopic Institute of North Carolina
International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
Society of American Gastro Intestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Pediatric/Medical Resource

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Kids Health
Medline/National Library of Medicine
US Department of Health Information Guide
American College of Surgeons
Gastrostomy Tube Care (pdf)

Parent Resources

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.

Anorectal/Pull-thru Network
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Esophageal Atresia
Esophageal Atresia and VACTERL
Gastrointestinal Disorders
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
Ostomy Care
Giant Omphaloceles, "Paint and Wait"

Useful UNC Links

Burn Center
Carolina Aircare
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
Pediatric Rehabilitation/TelAbility
School of Medicine
UNC Anesthesiology
UNC Health Care
UNC Health Link
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
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NC Children's Hospital Kohl's online health resource center

UNC Pediatric Surgery's Facebook Page

UNC Hospitals Patient Care Web Pages
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Kitchen Kids:  Nutrition Resources and information