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Patient Stories

Meet the young patients who inspire us to do our finest work. Twins who needed lifesaving surgery while still in their mom's womb. A teenager whose new lungs helped her return to cheerleading. A toddler who faced and beat an aggressive form of leukemia. Follow their journeys here.

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Repairing a Baby's Diaphragmatic Hernia, Before and After Birth

Newborn's congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is repaired by a world-renowned UCSF pediatric and neonatal surgeon shortly after birth. Find out more.

Three Surgeries for Baby With a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a boy undergoes multiple procedures by UCSF pediatric and fetal surgeons to repair it. Read more.