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Voice Program

Lurie Children’s Voice Program treats common voice problems such as hoarseness, which may be caused by vocal cord nodules, cysts, or paralysis, intubation or prior surgeries.

Voice Therapy Program

Lurie Children’s Voice Therapy team is a multidisciplinary group specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with voice disorders.


A reflex that often causes the contents of the stomach to come out of the mouth, caused by a variety of problems such as viruses.

von Willebrand Disease

The most common inherited bleeding disorder, in which a protein in the blood that aids clotting is defective or missing.


Harmless skin growths caused by a virus that can grow on any part of the body.

Webbed Penis

A condition, either present at birth or occasionally as a complication of circumcision, in which scrotum skin is attached too high on the underside of the penile shaft.

Wellness & Weight Management Program

Lurie Children’s provides compassionate and comprehensive care for children and teenagers who are overweight and want to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Williams Syndrome

Williams syndrome is a genetic condition that impacts many different body systems, although the symptoms, medical concerns and their severity vary widely. Learn more.

Wilms Tumor

Also called nephroblastoma, a cancerous tumor originating in the cells of the kidney.

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS)

An extremely rare condition typified by the presence of eczema, thrombocytopenia (low number of blood platelets) and immune deficiency (causing severe infections).

Wound Healing Disorders

Wounds — breaking the skin surface — can be caused by many things, from accidents to surgeries, but the body’s process of healing is common to all.

Wound, Ostomy, Gastrostomy & Cecostomy Tube Care

Lurie Children’s has a team of advanced practiced nurses (APNs) all certified in wound and ostomy care.