At Children's Mercy Kansas City, passionate physicians and innovative research help children achieve a brighter future. In the first episode of Inside Pediatrics Season Two, watch as the oncology team uses multiple therapies to treat a 3-year-old facing a life or death battle with a rare form of pediatric cancer. Follow a brave 9-year-old inside the operating room to see pediatric neurologists remove the part of his brain causing epileptic seizures. Watch orthopedic surgeons implant a revolutionary internal magnet to give a teenage girl the chance to walk normally without painful external devices. Learn how the hospital’s single visit surgery program offers diagnosis, surgery and discharge in just one day.
Follow up with some of the amazing children and families from Inside Pediatrics Season One. Where are they now?
Doctors not only treat disease, they can help prevent it. Find out about Children's Mercy's participation in a nationwide trial to identify children at high risk of developing Type One diabetes.
Pediatric medicine has made great strides, but some medical mysteries demand the most advanced diagnostic tools to uncover the elusive answers. Diverse specialties at Children's Mercy Kansas City work together to save a 3-year-old with a disease affecting fewer than 40 children worldwide. Genomic diagnosis helps a girl who can’t stop twitching. Watch the neurosurgery team perform her rare deep brain stimulation procedure as she remains semi-conscious during surgery. Hit the road with Children’s Mercy specialists as they travel across the region to bring the latest treatments to children with hemophilia. And watch a surgeon rebuild nerves smaller than a spaghetti strand to give a baby boy the chance to move his arm again.
Severe gastrointestinal pain can be debilitating. See how the GI Pain Lab at Children's Mercy combines medicine with biofeedback and other treatments to help kids live with less pain.
Anesthesiologists are the unsung heroes of the surgery suite. Learn more about how these pediatric specialists maintain vital signs, control pain and administer medication to children of all ages and sizes.
When children get sick, their care can be a hurry-up race against time or a waiting game that may take years…and physicians must know which response is the right one. Spend a dramatic evening in the Emergency department where specially trained care teams race against the clock to administer the highest level of critical care in the region. Go inside the operating room to watch surgeons create a new ACL for one of the top high school athletes in the state. Share a young family’s journey from prenatal diagnosis to surgery for their son born with organs outside his body. Then, minutes turn into months for a teenage girl with a failing heart who waits for the call that can save her life.
Children's Mercy cares for kids even before they are born. The Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center helps identify high-risk pregnancies and creates a care plan to support babies in the region's only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Heart surgery can be scary for kids and families. See how a little sketch created by a compassionate critical care nurse makes a big difference for children and their families as they recover from heart surgery.
In the final episode of Inside Pediatrics Season Two, follow a Children's Mercy Kansas City team to Mexico City and see how international collaboration helps children on both sides of the border. But sometimes, even the best care can't save a critically ill child, and the palliative care team is there to help families cope with devastating outcomes. Then, share a laugh with Kansas City's native stars as they come home from Hollywood to help raise money for life-saving cancer care. And let your spirit soar with an inspiring montage of this season's triumphs, thanks to the care, compassion and life-saving treatments that turn hopes and dreams into realities for families and patients at Children's Mercy Kansas City.
Caring for a child with medical complexity can be overwhelming. The Beacon program acts as a lighthouse... a single clinic which helps families coordinate and navigate through the sea of specialists and treatments to provide optimal care for their child.
Children's Mercy Kansas City is a non-profit hospital serving all children regardless of their families' ability to pay. Every gift of time, talent or treasure makes a difference. Find out how you can join the mission to bring hope to every child.
The Heart of Children's Mercy is a special episode following Sawyer and Marisa, two patients who were both bravely waiting on heart transplants at the conclusion of season two. Watch the full episode now as their stories continue.
On the premiere of Inside Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Kansas City, parents and patients struggle to cope with devastating and unexpected diagnoses that hit them like a ton of bricks. Meet two families who rely on the expertise and compassion of physicians and nurses in the Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Care Center to cope with the heartbreaking news that their unborn babies have life-threatening abnormalities, who we follow through the series. Go inside the operating room to watch surgeons remove a rare tumor from a young athlete's heart. And learn about one of the country's busiest medical transport departments, located in the heart of America at Children's Mercy Kansas City.
On this episode of Inside Pediatrics, discover how the hospital's Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine is improving outcomes for patients and children around the world. Take the next step from diagnosis to emotional delivery with two families who know their unborn children will need world-class care to survive. Find out why a young boy wears a magnet on his chest. And go inside the operating room as the cardiac team performs a fascinating surgery to help a baby born with half a heart.
Children's Mercy Kansas City is one of the busiest, independent non-profit hospitals in the country. On this episode of Inside Pediatrics, go inside the delivery room to share the dramatic first moments of life for two infants born with life threatening conditions. Watch the highly trained care teams respond and treat these critically ill infants as their parents hope for a miracle. A pediatric plastic surgeon reconstructs the nose and lip of a little girl born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, giving her the opportunity for a better life. Then see how the Children's Mercy Kansas City nephrology team treats patients close to home.
At Children's Mercy Kansas City, every child is precious. But on this episode of Inside Pediatrics, you'll meet a young girl with chronic liver disease whose nickname really is "Precious." Watch as the physician who has taken care of her since the day she was born performs her intricate liver transplant. Check in on two precious newborns fighting for life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as their care teams balance the risk between life-saving surgeries and the babies' fragile conditions. And learn about a unique Children's Mercy program that helps teens overcome a seemingly invisible, yet debilitating pain syndrome so they can return to happy, healthy lives.
Children's Mercy's mission is to transform children's lives and redefine pediatric medicine around the world. On this episode of Inside Pediatrics, see how a surgical team invites colleagues from the Ukraine to go inside the operating room via telemedicine to observe a rare spinal surgery. Then watch surgeons straighten a teenage girl's severely curved spine. Step into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to check in on our critically ill newborns and their families as they hold on to hope. One infant is fighting for his life because his underdeveloped lungs have stopped working, while the other baby undergoes surgery to repair a hole in her diaphragm.
On the final episode of Inside Pediatrics, Hollywood superstars from the Kansas City area come home to generate support for Children's Mercy Kansas City and share memorable moments with the real stars of the hospital, the kids. A dedicated physician does everything he can to improve the quality of life for a young boy battling rejection after a bone marrow transplant. After almost three dramatic months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, our two newborns and their families hope to move on.
Generosity is at the very core of Children's Mercy Hospital. See how support from the community makes it possible to provide the highest-quality care to all children.