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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Patient Stories

Our pediatric general surgeons treat hundreds of children every year. Read more about surgical techniques they have used to save children's lives.

The McVay family.

Theo's Zest for Life
Theo McVay was born prematurely and with a severe form of gastroschisis, a birth defect in which the intestines extend outside of the body through an opening in the abdomen. He was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, where a multidisciplinary team of experts worked together to plan his treatment. After months in the NICU, doctors and nurses trained Theo's parents on his care so they could bring their young son home and help him enjoy life.