Caring for Children Through All Stages of Life
Because of the complexity of many conditions related to the colon and rectum, some children require care throughout many lifetime milestones. The Nationwide Children's Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction team is committed to providing optimal outcomes and quality of life throughout the child’s life.
For babies with anorectal malformations, the surgical and medical teams evaluate what treatment is necessary to restore bowel function.
When a child reaches the potty-training stage, new treatments may be explored to help them achieve continence.
When children enter school adjustments may be needed to fit their new schedules.
As children become adolescents new questions can arise.
Adults born with anorectal malformations often have questions regarding reproduction and sexual health.
- Preparation for sexual intercourse
- Male sexual problems
It’s the first time this kind of surgery has been performed in the U.S. on a pediatric patient. And little Ashley from south Florida is living a much better life because of it.