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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Heart Program utilizes medical 3D printing technology to create models of actual human hearts. The 3D printed organs have created an opportunity for more efficient pre-surgical planning, allowing doctors to analyze and even see inside the complex structures of the heart.
3D printing in hospitals uses CT, CAT, and MRI scans to take images of the heart. Those visuals are then uploaded to a 3D printer that constructs an exact replica of the heart from resins, thermoplastics, photopolymers or other materials. Because every heart is different, the 3D printed heart allows surgeons to familiarize themselves with the unique structures of the exact hearts they will be operating on.
The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a world leader in pediatric cardiology. We offer the most innovative approaches to cardiovascular surgery, providing our young patients with the most effective and least invasive solutions available.
Every human heart is different, and 3D printing is a changing the world of surgery by providing surgeons exact replicates.
December 22, 2015 – A four-month old baby is preparing to celebrate her first Christmas with her family after a life-saving heart surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, made possible with the aid of virtual-reality imaging.
January 14, 2015 – The Heart Program at Miami Children’s Hospital Uses 3D Printing Technology to Plan Complex Heart Surgery on Pediatric Patient