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Specialty Care

Our team connects children with complex medical concerns to a network of subspecialty care at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. Comer provides comprehensive, innovative medical care to children of all social and economic backgrounds. The hospital is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of children through patient care, education, and research into the causes and cure of childhood diseases.
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Our network of subspecialty pediatric care includes:


The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is home to a leading pediatric and congenital heart disease program. Our pediatric cardiologists, nurses, and other care team members are in tune with the special needs of even the tiniest heart patients. These specialists are pioneers in the treatment and research of pediatric and congenital heart disease, and are constantly working to discover new and better ways to treat heart problems. Here, our patients receive the best care medicine can offer--provided in a comfortable, child-centered environment.
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Craniofacial and Cleft Lip/Palate Team

The Craniofacial and Cleft Lip/Palate Team provides top quality care in the variety of disciplines necessary for complete evaluation and treatment of a child. This encompasses plastic surgery, ear/nose/throat, speech therapy, dentistry/orthodontics, genetics, pediatrics and family counseling specialists at the University of Chicago. The Team treats not only cleft lip and palate anomalies, but the wide range of craniofacial differences, including: atypical facial clefting, craniofacial syndromes, hemifacial microsomia/facial asymmetry, craniofacial tumors and facial palsies. Surgical procedures, performed by craniofacial fellowship-trained plastic surgeons, take place at the Comer Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility with pediatric-trained anesthesiologists, nurses and intensive care specialists.
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Developmental & Behavioral

When adopting a child overseas, a family sometimes must make a choice based on limited medical and social information about the child. We can review the child's file and give you a better understanding of his or her health and development. Once you bring an adopted child home, we can provide an initial examination, as well as follow-up services as needed.
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Infectious Disease

The Pediatric Infectious Disease care team is a specialty section providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for children suffering from a wide variety of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and MRSA. As many countries such as India, Ethiopia and the Ukraine open their boarders allowing US parents to adopt children living with HIV/AIDS, our team now provides comprehensive compassionate family-centered primary and subspecialty medical care to these children and their families.
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Multidisciplinary programs devoted to specific neurological problems bring the various specialists a child needs together under one roof. Children and their families receive comprehensive, coordinated, and individualized care. The Pediatric Epilepsy Center offers the most advanced treatment options for children with epilepsy, from carefully-selected drug regimens and sophisticated seizure monitoring to comprehensive surgery plans. The Neurogenetics Clinic, which includes experts devoted to neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis, features the expertise of the only pediatric neurogeneticist in the Chicago area. State-of-the-art genetic testing is available for children with genetically caused brain disorders, such as birth defects and mental retardation.
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Our orthopaedic program provides both surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions, such as: spinal disorders; hip diseases, cerebral palsy, congenital anomalies/birth defects of the extremities, leg length differences, trauma and growth disturbances, club feet, and bone tumors.
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