For patients living with a congenital colorectal disorder, having providers with expertise in specific pediatric conditions can make a big difference in treatment options and quality of life. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, in affiliation with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston provides unmatched care for congenital colorectal disorders and the related conditions that begin at birth and continue throughout adulthood.
The comprehensive congenital colorectal care program helps provide patients with support and management for long-term challenges. Many patients have difficulty finding providers who fully understand their condition and related disorders, and who can provide the necessary treatment and management. That’s why the affiliated team takes a comprehensive approach with physicians from multiple specialties working together to create innovative methods of caring for medical needs that can last a lifetime.
What Is a Congenital Colorectal Disorder?
Congenital colorectal disorders are conditions babies are born with that affect the anatomy or function of the colon, rectum, and pelvic floor. Kidney, bladder, genital, and spine disorders often occur along with a congenital colorectal disorder.
While patients can undergo surgery to correct the disorder as infants, many continue to experience symptoms throughout their life. These symptoms can affect bowel movements, urinary control, sexual function, reproductive capabilities, kidney function, and other aspects of daily life.
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