Patient Stories

Learn how children with colorectal anomalies are finding help and hope from world-renowned surgeon Luis De la Torre, MD, founding director of the Colorectal Center for Children at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The center offers surgical solutions and teaches patients and families how to manage and adapt to their challenges with confidence.

Bradley suffered from Chronic Idiopathic Constipation. Read more about the success of his procedure at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Case suffered from Hirschsprung’s Disease. Read more about the success of his procedure and experience at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Michael suffered from an Imperforate Anus. Read about the success of his experience and procedure at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Nicholas suffered from Chronic Idiopathic Constipation. Learn about how the Colorectal Center at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh helped Nicholas.
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