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Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease affects babies born without enough nerve cells in their intestines. Learn how experts at Children's Hospital Colorado diagnose and treat patients with Hirschsprung disease.

Hirschsprung Disease (S3:E3)

Learn about the diagnosis, management and new treatments being explored for Hirschsprung disease from pediatric colorectal surgeon Dr. De La Torre, MD.

Hirschsprung Disease Course: A Workshop for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Postoperative Care of Hirschsprung Disease

Led by Dr. Luis De La Torre, Dr. Alberto Peña and Dr. Andrea Bischoff, renowned pediatric surgeons, the Hirschsprung Course is a three-day workshop.

Hirschsprung Disease Course

This two-day intensive course will teach “State of the Art” and important technical details for the successful diagnosis, treatment, and post-operative care for Hirschsprung’s disease patients.

Hirschsprung Disease Surgery and Fecal Incontinence

Hirschsprung disease research highlights the importance of preserving the anal canal in surgery to avoid fecal incontinence in children.

Conditions We Treat at the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care

We evaluate and treat patients with anorectal malformations (imperforate anus), cloaca, cloacal exstrophy, Hirschsprung disease, idiopathic constipation and other conditions that affect bowel control.

Noah: Not Just Surviving, but Thriving, with Hirschsprung Disease

Noah had been dealing with complications due to Hirschsprung disease since birth. Once his family found the right colorectal surgeon, they knew it would make all the difference and they even followed their new surgeon across the country to Children’s Colorado in order to continue treatment.

Michael Arnold, MD

Michael Arnold, MD

Pathology, Pathology - Pediatric

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Luis De La Torre-Mondragon, MD

Luis De La Torre-Mondragon, MD

Surgery - Pediatric

Is the Appendix a Good Organ to Diagnose Total Colonic Aganglionosis?

Total colonic aganglionosis, a rare form of Hirschsprung disease, can be reliably diagnosed using appendix biopsies if no nerve cells are found in the appendix.

Hirschsprung o Estreñimiento con el Dr. Luis De La Torre (S1:E6)

Hay grandes diferencias entre la enfermedad de Hirschsprung y el estreñimiento. Escuchen a nuestros expertos pediátricos conversar sobre las diferencias.

Andrea Bischoff, MD

Andrea Bischoff, MD

Surgery - Pediatric

Programs in the Digestive Health Institute

The Digestive Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado has one of the top-ranked pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery programs in the country.

Schwann Cells a Novel Source of Neurons in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract

Our researchers sought to learn if there are neurons in the human distal GI tract with features of both Schwann cell/glia and neurons. Learn about their study results.

Colorectal and Urogenital Resources for Families

We’ve compiled helpful information, videos and links related to complex colorectal conditions and information about our support programs for families.

Bowel Management Week

Bowel Management Week is an intensive six-day outpatient program for families learning to manage colon conditions, including diarrhea and constipation.

Pediatric Surgery Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Get the latest in pediatric and adolescent surgery resources to improve your practice and learn about our Department of Pediatric Surgery. Learn more today.

International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care

At the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care, we are the world-renowned experts in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal and urogenital problems through each stage of a child’s life.

Colorectal Procedures and Treatments

Our colorectal care center provides surgical options and management techniques for patients dealing with bowel and/or genitourinary problems. Learn more about the colorectal procedures and surgery options we offer, including PSARP, ACE procedure and more.

Management of Fecal Incontinence in Children (S3:E33)

Fecal incontinence can significantly impact a child’s quality of life. Listen to pediatric surgeon Dr. Andrea Bischoff discuss medical management of this condition.