Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Midwest using Visualase, and Gavin Pierson is the only patient in the country to use this technology to treat a mature teratoma brain tumor.
Read health tips from our experts as well as stories by patients, families and staff about kids’ health and their experiences at Children’s Minnesota.
A recent MRI scan showed 8-year-old Gavin Pierson's formerly peach-sized tumor has shrunk significantly.
Visualase has been the Kryptonite to Gavin Pierson’s tumor since he became the first person with a mature teratoma brain tumor to undergo the procedure.
Jack Healy has been seizure-free since undergoing Visualase, an MRI-guided, minimally invasive laser procedure.
Sisters Amina and Rania were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a rare condition that occurs when one twin donates blood to the other while in the womb.
Connor Lee Miller, who turns 1 today, was born with a blood clot in his left arm. His mother, Becky, shares his story.
Preliminary research shows concussion recovery time doubles when injury is sustained during school year
Concussions and the treatment after one is sustained have been at the forefront of media coverage in recent years. What once was viewed by some as brag-worthy or a badge of honor now is being taken seriously for its potential immediate and long-term effects.
Changes to Minnesota's newborn screening program have serious impacts for families. Help us restore the program so all kids can have a chance at a healthy start.
As we approach Gavin’s 17th surgery, we do so with sadness, hope, determination and caution