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Patient Success Stories

Read the amazing success stories of past patients of Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Young Girl Born with Birthmark on Her Lip has Surgery that Will Change Her Life

Just a few weeks after Brianna was born, her mother noticed a red growth on her daughter’s upper lip.  Her pediatrician referred the family to specialists who diagnosed the growth as an Infantile Hemangioma. On December 7th, Dr. Chad Perlyn of Nickalus Children's Hospital, removed the hemangioma. Read this story.

A Helping Hand for Hayden

When Hayden Thomas was two-and-a-half years-old, Dr. Aaron Berger, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital who specializes in hand surgery,  introduced the Thomas family to 3D printing technology as an option to support the child’s progress and help prepare him for a prosthetic in the future.   Read this story.

South Florida surgeon helps fix craniofacial deformities in babies

Local 10 News reports on Dr. Perlyn's complex surgeries to treat babies born with rare craniofacial deformities: Pierre Robin Sequence and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Read this story.

Reese's Success Story

After Reese’s birth in 2006, a prominent, bright red spot (hemangioma) appeared on her face, and around her eye. Reese began to receive monthly laser treatments to limit the growth and lighten or remove the large, prominent red vascular birthmark from her face. Read this story.

Eliza's Success Story

Eliza was balancing on a curb nearby when she lost her footing and fell on her left hand. The glass bottle she was holding shattered in her hand. Eliza arrived at the hospital and was taken to a room where the medical staff wrapped her hand and discussed her options for treatment. Deirdre Marshall, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Nicklaus Children's, was assigned to perform the surgery. Read this story.

Lubenson's Success Story

When baby Lubenson arrived at the Hope for Haiti Children’s Center school and orphanage in Ouanaminthe, Haiti,in the spring of 2006, the missionaries knew at a glance that he would need far more than the tiny island republic’s medical community could offer. Eight-month-old Lubenson’s face was disfigured by an enormous tumor in his mouth that threatened his survival. Read this story.

Alexa's Success Story

Alexa was treated by trauma nurses John and Paul, who put Alexa at ease and stayed with her throughout the day. After several tests and Xrays, physicians determined that in addition to her facial injuries, Alexa had a broken neck, a ruptured spleen, broken rib, punctured lung, cut liver and fractured hip. She received care at Nicklaus Children's from a team of healthcare experts who performed surgery on Alexa to realign her facial bones. Read this story.

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Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Chad Perlyn, plastic surgeon and co-director of the operating room, explains why the surgical procedures and environment at Miami Children's Hospital are so special.
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Service Locations

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Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

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Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

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Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186


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