• Camden’s Story
    “He is the strongest person I know,” says Freddie Trotter, Camden’s father. “He has the heart of a lion. I am amazed at the things he can do.” Read more about Camden’s journey to a smile that lights up the room.  Read more »
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
    Watch Dr. Sandberg’s online presentation on tethered spinal cord to learn more about symptoms, diagnosis and the latest treatment options available at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital for tethered spinal cord. Read more »
  • Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity
    Watch Dr. Manish Shah’s online presentation on Spastic Cerebral Palsy to learn more about symptoms, diagnosis and the latest treatment options available for this condition at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Read more »
  • Craniosynostosis
    The skull of an infant is made up of free-floating bones separated by fibers called sutures. This arrangement allows the infant’s head to pass through the birth canal and also enables the skull to grow with the brain in early infancy. Premature fusing of the sutures is called craniosynostosis, which restricts skull growth. Read more »
  • Pediatric Hydrocephalus
    Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek: hydro means water, cephalus head. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) within cavities called ventricles inside the brain. CSF is produced in the ventricles by delicate tufted structures known as choroid plexus. It circulates through the ventricular system and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Read more »
  • Retinoblastoma
    Retinoblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the retina, the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye. If left untreated, retinoblastoma is a potentially blinding and fatal eye cancer. Read more »
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
    Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. While the underlying etiology of epilepsy is idiopathic up to 70 percent of the time, it’s actually quite common, affecting one in 100 children or 1 percent of the population. Seizures are a symptom of brain dysfunction. Read more »
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
    Dr. Sandberg is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System. Views or opinions presented in this video are solely those of the physician(s) or presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Memorial Hermann Health System. Read more »
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
    Pediatric brain tumors are the second most common cancer in children, with approximately 2,500 to 3,500 brain tumors diagnosed in the United States each year. Through the collaborative efforts of The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and affiliated physicians from the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, advances are being made … Read more »
  • Advanced Treatment of Arachnoid Cysts with Dr. David Sandberg
    What are pediatric arachnoid cysts? Arachnoid cysts are collections in the brain of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surrounded by a thin, transparent membrane. Some arachnoid cysts are small, incidental findings and cause no symptoms. Small arachnoid cysts often do not enlarge over time and the majority never require intervention. Others can grow and cause a variety… Read more »
  • A Parent’s Perspective on her Child with a Cleft Palate
    “Hi, my name is Cecilia and I am the mother of a baby girl born with a cleft of the soft palate. When Yaireth was born, not only was she a preemie, but gave us a Birthday “surprise” – she was born with a cleft palate. Read more »
  • A Lip Repair Journey
    “When I found out Emeri was going to be born with a birth defect I was 26 weeks pregnant. My OBGYN had me come in to get an ultrasound to check her measurements because my blood pressure was high and she wanted to make sure she was growing like she’s supposed to. Read more »
  • Cleft Smiles 5k Family Fun Run/Walk
    Last Saturday, members of the team participated in a great cause to help support Operation Smile – the 2015 Cleft Smiles 5k Family Fun Run/Walk in the Woodlands, TX.  Read more »
  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
    What is a cleft lip/cleft palate? A cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of the lip. Sometimes this includes the bone of the upper jaw. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth in which the two sides of the palate did not join together. Read more »
  • Observing the Team in Action
    My name is Heidi Walker and I was born with a unilateral cleft lip and cleft palate on June 16th, 1991. Today, at 23 years of age, I have undergone a total of 7 surgeries to correct my lip, palate, and nose appearance. Read more »
  • What to expect when you’re not expecting: your baby diagnosed with a cleft lip and palate
    Born with: Right Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Pregnancy is a very exciting time for a family, from the moment you find out you’re pregnant, and to the day you learn the sex of your baby. Until one day at an ultrasound appointment, the doctor informs you that your baby has a cleft lip/palate. Read more »
  • Jaw Surgery
    Distraction Osteogenesis Distraction osteogenesis (DO) has revolutionized craniofacial surgery. DO involves cutting bone and then slowly moving the cut ends of the bone. The gradual movement of the two cut pieces of bone results a new bone formation in the resulting gap. Read more »
  • Genetics
    “When is a genetics consultation indicated?” A pediatric genetics consultation is indicated if one or more of the following is true … Read more »
  • Orthodontics
    Dr. Ellis was asked to answer some of the most common questions that we hear from parents. Here are his answers: There is a tooth in the roof of my child’s mouth/ in the cleft/ growing sideways/, what should I do? Read more »
  • Marco’s Story
    Born with: Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Marco’s story: (This is an excerpt from Paola’s website celebrating her son’s first birthday.) I remember that Wednesday, it was March 2, 2011. I was 21 weeks pregnant and we were incredibly excited about seeing our little boy on the anatomy ultrasound. Read more »
  • Connor’s Story
    Born with: Bilateral cleft lip and palate (A letter to the Team from Connor’s father) I hope that you are doing well. I wanted to take a second to say thanks. I know you guys probably hear this all the time, but you and the rest of Dr.T’s team changed our lives forever. Read more »
  • Ryan’s Story: Finding the calm in the storm
    Born with: Craniosynostosis Ryan’s Story When Leah and Jason Burke became first time parents to Ryan they were thrilled. They were not immediately concerned that he was born with a misshapen head – a common occurrence that usually corrects itself. Ryan was a healthy baby in all other aspects. Read more »
  • The Story of Jax
    Leslie Kruszynski’s third pregnancy led her down an unexpected path. Formerly the manager of a daycare center, she now volunteers her time to photograph children with special needs. “While I was pregnant with Jax, I met a little girl named Alana who later passed away from cancer,” Kruszynski says. Read more »