Program Priority: Surgical Services
From impeccable credentials to groundbreaking collaborations and discoveries, our surgeons have had an immeasurable impact on children, families, and the future of pediatric surgery. Nationally, our surgical work sets Hasbro Children’s Hospital apart from other pediatric hospitals.
We are experts in minimally invasive surgery, performing many procedures through thin endoscopes, enabling organ removal through incisions that can be covered with tiny bandages.
While these modern technological feats are available at Hasbro Children’s, many were also pioneered here—from limb-lengthening techniques to interventions for congenital deafness. Our Fetal Treatment Program is the first and largest in the region. A joint program with Women & Infants Hospital, we receive national referrals. We are the first program, and one of only two in the country, with FDA approval to perform a surgical procedure called endoscopic fetal tracheal occlusion for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Our neurosurgery staff has expertise in the treatment of central nervous system disorders, including comprehensive care of brain tumors.
Expanded surgical services will create a soothing, personal, and private environment that will answer the future needs of pediatric surgery.
Your support will help us continue our leadership work by updating our operating theaters with state-of-the-art technology and optimally designed spaces for waiting, team consultation, and patient- and family-centered care.
Grayson Tibbetts was born without a soft spot on the top of his skull. By his one-month checkup, Grayson's head was becoming noticeably long and narrow.
His pediatrician suspected the baby had fused skull plates, known as sagittal craniosynostosis. If not corrected, the premature closure of skull plates can put dangerous pressure on the brain and cause skull deformity.