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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Plastic Surgery at Lurie Children's compassionately treats congenital defects in all children, from infancy to adolescence.


An inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a group of symptoms that occur when the ovaries or adrenal glands produce too much male hormone.

Pompe Disease

A rare genetic disease of the heart and skeletal muscles caused by a lack alpha-glucosidase which results in the build-up of glycogen, disabling heart and skeletal muscles.

Ponseti Method

The Ponseti Method includes three phases of treatment for clubfoot: casting, Achilles tendon release and bracing.

Portal Hypertension

High blood pressure in the portal vein that carries blood to the liver.

Portal Hypertension Program

Lurie Children’s treatment of high blood pressure in the portal vein of the liver may involve medications, transfusions and surgically placing shunts to restore blood flow into the liver.

Posterior Urethral Valves

Abnormal valves that prevent the normal release of urine, causing the kidneys and collecting systems to become overfilled and expanded.

Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (PHH)

A build-up of fluid due to damage to blood vessels within the brain during the birth process and afterward.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

A chronic condition most often seen after the onset of puberty, usually indicated by the elevation of heart rate upon standing, causing dizziness and palpitations.

Precocious (Early) Puberty

When the body’s changes toward sexual maturity start much sooner than usual: before girls are eight years old and before boys are nine years old.

Preventive Cardiology Program

The Preventive Cardiology Program is committed to improving the health of children at risk for heart disease. We care for children who have cardiac risk factors for heart and vascular disease which may include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and a family history of heart attacks and strokes.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for the following awards, accolades and achievements.

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