Importance of Taking Your Child to a Pediatric Surgical Center

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Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Fombe Ndiforchu, MD, MPH, MBA
Featured speaker:

Fombe Ndiforchu, MD, MPH, MBA

Medical Director, Pediatric Surgical Outreach at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach
  • Surgery - Pediatric, General Surgery

I have been in full-time clinical practice since 1982. My special interests are newborn surgery and minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures. These are routinely used for many procedures including: gallbladder removal, appendectomy and thoracic cyst removals.

Podcast Summary

The surgical needs of children and adolescents differ from adults. The best surgical care for children is provided in a pediatric surgical center that tailors its care and environment to the unique needs of children. Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach has the newest, state-of-the-art Pediatric Surgical Center in the region – dedicated exclusively to infants, children and adolescents. From the kid-sized dressing rooms to the pre-op playroom, the entire Pediatric Surgical Center is designed to offer a comfortable and family friendly environment while children and their families prepare for surgery.