Hirschsprung disease is a congenital condition that causes issues with the digestive system. The bowel or colon is not able to contract due to a cell deficiency, leading to constipation and other digestive problems. Treatment for this condition includes surgery to repair the colon.
The Pediatric Colorectal Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides top care for children with complex colorectal issues.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in the region, with nearly 400 licensed beds and an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center.
Meet 11-year-old Savannah and her surgeon, Baddr Shakhsheer, who restored a sense of regularity to her life at the Pediatric Colorectal Center.