Research and Special Programs
The division of pediatric surgery is involved in a number of highly specialized programs at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, as well as with Women & Infants' Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In addition, physicians within the division participate in several clinical and basic research projects.
Multidisciplinary Antenatal Diagnosis And Management (MADAM)
MADAM is a program for the diagnosis and treatment of fetal anomalies, in concert with the division of maternal-fetal medicine at Women & Infants' Hospital, the department of pediatrics and its division of neonatology, and many other medical and surgical specialties. This university-wide initiative is represented at the Alpert Medical School level as the program in fetal medicine.
Congenital and acquired malformations of the trachea (windpipe) often require complex techniques and a multidisciplinary approach, so a tracheal reconstruction program at Hasbro Children's Hospital was established. The program includes Jan Groblewski, MD, and Sharon Gibson, MD, both pediatric otorhinolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat specialists).
Fetal Treatment Program
Surgical intervention on the unborn child is an approach for the treatment of certain fetal conditions. The Fetal Treatment Program, addresses several fetal conditions including twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, fetal myelomeningocele (spina bifida), gastroschisis, omphalocele and more.
Vascular Anomalies Clinic
We also offer a multidisciplinary approach to complex vascular and lymphatic malformations (commonly known as hemangiomas, cystic hygromas, lymphangiomas, vascular malformations, venous malformations or cavernous hemangiomas). The team is led by Julie Monteagudo, MD, and coordinated by Emily Boudreau. The multidisciplinary team includes pediatric plastic surgery specialists (Albert Woo, MD, and Reena Bhatt, MD), interventional radiologists (Gregory J. Dubel, MD), dermatologists (Lionel Bercovitch, MD), and other specialists. Patients can undergo a variety of treatments, ranging from close observation (if the lesion is expected to go away over time) to radiologic, minimally invasive surgery or surgical intervention.
- Welcome from Dr. Luks
- General, Thoracic, Trauma and Endoscopic Surgery
- Emotionally Preparing Your Child for Surgery
- Preparation on the Night Before Surgery
- Surgery Cancellations
- The Day of Surgery
- ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)
- Study Tests Nonsurgical Treatment as Viable Option for Acute Appendicitis
- Clinic Guides Complex Treatment of Vascular Anomalies