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Children’s Minnesota Researcher Identifies a Cause of Hearing Loss for Babies in the NICU

Children's Minnesota researcher Dr. James Sidman discovered ventilators are a potential cause of hearing loss for premature babies in the NICU.


Mandibular Distraction

Mandibular distraction is a method used to increase the length of the jaw bone. It requires a surgical procedure to attach the distractors, one one each side of the jaw bone. The process of distraction occurs after surgery and usually takes between 10 and 14 days.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) & Facial Plastic Surgery Research

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Get to know Children’s – Minnetonka patient care manager, nurse

Erin Curtis, RN, BSN, is the patient care manager for the surgery center in Minnetonka, where teams perform more than 3,200 outpatient surgeries each year.

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We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to Expect

Meet the Team

The ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery team at Children’s Minnesota is internationally recognized for their leadership in developing and providing pediatric treatments. And Children’s is the only hospital in the state of Minnesota offering 24/7 access to pediatric ENT specialists. That’s reassuring for families who need an ENT doc for their child after regular office hours.