Elly is the first patient at Children’s Minnesota to be implanted with a device designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome.
Farm boy tough: Henrik overcomes severe brain injury with the help of our Level I trauma center and neurosurgery teams
After what his family calls a one-in-a-million fall at daycare, little Henrik suffered a severe brain injury. His care teams at Children’s Minnesota helped put the toddler on the road to recovery.
Fellowship for pediatric otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery in Ethiopia will provide life-changing care
Access to life-changing care will improve for children with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other head and neck malformations in Ethiopia thanks to a first-of-its-kind fellowship created with the guidance of two kid experts in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program at Children’s Minnesota.
Baby Diana becomes Minnesota’s youngest patient to receive cochlear implant after battle with meningitis
As an infant, Diana was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that took her ability to hear in one ear. During her care journey, she had a cochlear implant placed to restore her hearing and became the youngest patient in Minnesota – and the second-youngest patient in the country – to ever have this procedure.
The Kid Experts bring cleft lip and palate patients and families together for a day of fun and connection
An estimated one out of every 1,000 children are born with a cleft lip. The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic Family Fun Day will provide patients and families with opportunities to connect and share experiences. Sean and Liam's parents understand the value of those connections.
Tyla and Matt weren’t sure what was possible after they learned their second child Connor was born with significant hearing loss. With the expert care Connor received while getting a cochlear implant at Children’s Minnesota – they knew exactly what to do when their other son, Roman, was also born with significant hearing loss.
Children's Minnesota is opening a new specialty center in Maple Grove to provide additional quality care to the northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more about the differences between our clinics in Maple Grove.
Children’s Minnesota is excited to announce that due to growth in the Cleft and Craniofacial program, the specialties are being split into their own respective multidisciplinary subspecialty programs.
Dr. Brianne Roby, director of the cleft and craniofacial team in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program on the St. Paul campus at Children’s Minnesota, has led research studies that span a wide range of topics. Some of Dr. Roby’s most extensive research work has been to apply various medical technologies to pediatric populations. Two areas Dr. Roby is especially passionate about include the use of eye-tracking technology and the use of nasometers with children.
“Ellie’s story is very happy with a terrific outcome and her entire medical team is incredibly proud,” said Dr. Robert Tibesar, medical director of the cleft and craniofacial clinic at Children’s Minnesota.