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Patient Resources

The Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program, affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, provides families with educational resources to learn more about their child’s condition. These tools include webinars, articles and patient stories aimed to provide families with information about specific conditions and treatment options provided at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Webinars

Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate

 

Craniosynostosis

 

Ear Reconstruction

 

Vascular Anomalies

 

Note: The webinars are intended to provide families with objective information about their child’s diagnosis. The information presented in these videos is educational and is intended to develop a general knowledge of the condition and/or procedure. It is not intended as medical advice or the practice of medicine. Specific aspects of your condition, expected outcomes, and care should be addressed and answered after consultation with your physician. Not all affiliated physicians are Memorial Hermann employees.

Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Journal

Matthew Greives, MD, FACS, and Leanne Doringo, MSN, RN, part of The Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, in collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, were participating authors in the article, Survey of Parent Experiences in Prenatal Visits for Infants with Cleft Lip and Palate, published in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal.

The article aimed to identify the factors that influence a parent’s choice of cleft team and surgeon. The study discovered that parents are more concerned with the cleft team / surgeon’s experience level and personality than the distance travelled to get to the hospital or the before and after photographs of previous patients.

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Patient Stories

A Smile So Sweet - Jacob's Cleft Lip Story

A Smile So Sweet - Jacob's Cleft Lip Story

On April 21, 2014, Leah Yeglin gave birth to her son, Jacob. Moments later, she began to sense something was wrong – and soon learned her intuition was right. A nurse informed her that Jacob had a cleft lip but, thankfully, was otherwise healthy. “It was a shock,” Yeglin remembers. “I thought that was a problem in third world countries.”

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Macy's Story

Macy's Story

As Kenzie and Ricky attended their routine 18-week ultrasound, they expected everything to go smoothly; however, they received unexpected information about their baby girl, Macy.

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Anthony's Story

Anthony's Story

Daniella Coca’s son Anthony was born with both a cleft lip and palate. Coca was five months pregnant when she received the diagnosis after a 3-D ultrasound, which afforded her and Anthony’s father several months to meet John Teichgraeber, M.D., and his team, determine a plan of action and better prepare themselves emotionally for the journey ahead.

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Physicians Bring Smiles to Patients Abroad

Physicians Bring Smiles to Patients Abroad

Pediatric surgeons have the ability to bring smiles to patients and their families. Dr. John Teichgraeber, director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, recently brought smiles and positive outcomes to patients in Mexico as part of a medical mission trip.

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UTPhysicians Pediatric Surgery Clinic
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: (832) 325-7234
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