Anorectal malformations encompass a type of birth defect in which the anus and the rectum do not develop properly.
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Cloacal deformities encompass a wide range of complicated defects that occur during fetal development of the lower abdominal structures, particularly the intestinal and genito-urinary tracts.
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Colorectal Surgery Program team offers advanced surgical care and post-operative management of children with colorectal disorders, supporting children and their families at each step of the way.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Colorectal Surgery Program offers advanced colorectal diagnosis, treatment and long term management of care for children with challenging colorectal disorders.
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital diagnoses and treats the full spectrum of colorectal disorders, from the most common to the most complex. We employ a wide variety of diagnostic tools to help our medical teams determine (and rule out) possible treatments options for your child.
Hirschsprung disease occurs when a portion of a baby’s intestinal nerve cells don’t develop properly, leading to an obstruction of the intestine. This makes the child prone to infection which causes pain, fever and diarrhea. Hirschsprung disease causes up to 20 percent of intestinal obstructions that occur in newborns.
Minimally invasive surgery is a special way of performing surgery using smaller instruments and smaller incisions than traditional surgical methods. The goal of minimally invasive surgery is to perform operations through very small incisions a mere fraction of the size of the incisions used in traditional surgery with equal or superior clinical outcomes and less impact on a child’s body and organs.
We are a collaborative team of multidisciplinary pediatric specialists with specialized expertise in caring for children with colorectal conditions. Our team includes specialists from pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric radiology, nurse specialists, nutritionists, psychologist and physical therapy who strive to deliver preeminent care to our families.
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Colorectal Specialty Program has created the following resources to support families of children with colorectal disorders.
Families from all over the world come to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital for our pediatric surgery expertise. Our surgeons have a long history of providing advanced, compassionate, multidisciplinary care for fetal patients, premature babies, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Each year, our teams perform thousands of surgical procedures. And our surgeons are internationally recognized as experts in a wide range of specialties including minimally invasive surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, fetal diagnosis and treatment for congenital birth defects, pediatric trauma, and surgical procedures for intestinal failure.
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital pediatric surgery team is committed to providing the most advanced care for children with complex surgical conditions.
Sacral nerve stimulation is a reversible treatment alternative for patients with rectal incontinence or constipation when other treatments provide unsatisfactory relief or are not tolerated well.
A medical second opinion is a valuable resource when you are faced with a solid tumor diagnosis and choices regarding your treatment options.
Because our team of pediatric specialists treats so many children with complex solid tumors, we are particularly well versed in the treatment of these conditions and have special expertise in even the most rare tumors.