Sebastian's Cerebral Palsy Success Story


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Gianna's Story

After noticing that her daughter was unable to crawl, stand, or do the things her friend's children were doing at six months of age, Idalmis decided that it was time to seek help. Sure enough, after some consultations and genetic testing, Idalmis' gut feeling was right.

A Medical Miracle: Ayden's Story

After a normal full-term pregnancy with no complications, Shenequa gave birth to Ayden via C-section in May 2017 in the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Shortly after, the baby's pediatrician detected a murmur, but with no pediatric cardiologist on the island, Ayden was airlifted to Nicklaus Children's Hospital.


Dr. John Ragheb Contributes to Development of New CDC Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. John Ragheb, Director of the Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, is among a group of renowned physicians who developed the first evidence-based guideline in the U.S. on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussions among children, published by the CDC in September. 

Specialists in Cerebral Palsy attend AACPDM Annual Meeting

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano attended the 72nd American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Annual Meeting this month, joined by Nicklaus Children’s physical therapists Cheryl Gimenez, Elena Lopez-Trigo and Lisa Scher.

Dental Health in Children with Seizures

Children with seizures can present many dental problems due to the oral side effects of the seizure medications.

Dental Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) can present weak muscles tone around the mouth which causes them to have difficulties with sucking, chewing and swallowing. They are more prone to having malocclusion (abnormal alignment of the teeth). 

Dr. John Ragheb Elected President Of The American Society Of Pediatric Neurosurgeons

March 20, 2020 – Dr. John Ragheb, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has been elected President of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN).

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Honors the Late Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia with Street Dedication

July 11, 2019 – The late Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, esteemed pediatric neurosurgeon, was honored with a street renaming ceremony at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Bhatia's wife, Dr. Rita Ghose Bhatia and the couple's children, along with former patients and colleagues of the beloved doctor were joined by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to dedicate Southwest 60 Court and 30 Street as "Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia Way."