Precision Podcast

Perspectives on Children's Surgery


Meet the surgeons at one of the nation's premier children's hospitals

Look behind the scenes at one of the nation's premier children's hospitals with the first-ever podcast dedicated to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Department of Surgery, Precision: Perspectives on Children’s Surgery.

Lurie Children's pediatric surgeons discuss in detail the life-saving procedures they perform, how their research is advancing medicine for children and what drives them to be the best in their field.

Tailored for patient families, referring providers and pediatric specialists, the podcast offers a deep dive on treatment for common and complex pediatric medical conditions.

Precision Podcast



Complex breathing and sleeping disorders in kids

Dr. Taher Valika discusses his expertise in complex airway and sleep surgeries, how children benefit from his work and the research he is doing in this area to enhance treatment options.

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Improving Treatment for the Smallest Heart Patients

Dr. Sheetal Patel, Director of Lurie Children’s Fetal Cardiology Program, discusses advances in fetal medicine, including a newly developed process that streamlines the transferal of newborns with heart conditions to Lurie Children’s from their hospital of birth.

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Expertise in the Care of Portal Vein Thrombosis

At Lurie Children’s, our liver experts are able to help many children with portal vein thrombosis avoid a liver transplant. Hear from those experts, Drs. Riccardo Superina and Caroline Lemoine.

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Hope for Pediatric Patients with Brain Tumors

Dr. Michael DeCuypere discusses the surgeon’s role in treating pediatric brain tumors and the potentially game-changing research he is leading now in this area. 

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Improving Treatment for Young Patients with Movement Disorders

Young patients with functional neurological complications, or problems with walking, general movement or chronic pain, can have trouble maintaining a high quality of life. Experts in this field like Dr. Jeffrey Raskin aim to provide treatment options that can help these pediatric patients and their families thrive.

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Helping Children With Rare Liver Conditions Avoid Transplant

Dr. Superina discusses his expertise in rare pediatric liver conditions, and why patients from all over the world come to Lurie Children's to see him and his team. 

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