Our Services

Anal fissure fistulectomy

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anus) that causes pain during bowel movements. It is a common condition. Anal fissures...

Ankle replacement

The ankle is a weight-bearing joint that absorbs the body's full impact. An injured or diseased ankle can be especially painful. Ankle replacement...

Auditory processing evaluation

Auditory processing allows us to: Localize sound Use timing or temporal cues Integrate information from both ears Understand the...

Autism parent training program

The Autism Parent Training Program at Providence Children's Development Institute offers a parent-implemented approach to teaching...

Bone grafting

Grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with an artificial, synthetic or natural material from the patient's own body.

Braces

Braces, casts and splints are orthopedic devices used to immobilize or restrict movement of a body part in order to heal an injury or correct a...

Chalazion excision

Chalazion is a round, slowly emerging, localized swelling, in the form of a cyst located on the lower or upper eyelid. (Chalazion is the Greek word...

Chordee procedure

Hypospadias is sometimes treated with surgery to correct the placement of the urethral opening, usually during the first year of life. There are...

Circumcision

Male circumcision is a surgery to remove the foreskin, a fold of skin that covers and protects the rounded tip of the penis. The foreskin provides...

Cleft lip repair

Cleft lip is a treatable birth defect that occurs when the tissues of the upper jaw and nose do not join as expected during fetal development,...

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.

Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and the urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a...

Dental extraction

A tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. A surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the mouth (oral and maxillofacial surgeon) or...

Dental rehabilitation

In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days. The following will help speed recovery: Take painkillers as prescribed by your...

Diagnostic laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a thin, lighted tube put through a cut (incision) in the belly to look at the abdominal organs or the female...

Ear foreign body removal

Objects (foreign bodies) inserted into the ear usually do not cause significant damage. But objects that are inserted forcefully can damage the ear...

Ear paper/fat patch

A hole in the eardrum or "perforated eardrum" can come from a bad ear infection; a surgical procedure, such as placement of an ear tube;...

Endoscopic sinus surgery

In endoscopic sinus surgery, an endoscope is inserted into the nose, providing the doctor with an inside view of the sinuses. Surgical instruments...

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by inserting a flexible tube...

Fracture repair

Fracture repair is surgery to fix a broken bone using plates, nails, screws or pins.

Gastrostomy

When neither surgery nor a stent placement is possible, the doctor may insert a gastrostomy tube through the wall of the abdomen directly into the...

Hernia surgery

Surgery overview A hernia is a bulge of intestine, another organ, or fat through the muscles of the belly. A hernia can occur when there is...

Hip replacement surgery

Total joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of both bones in a damaged joint to create new joint surfaces. Total hip replacement...

Hip revision

Hip revision surgery, which is also known as revision total hip arthroplasty, is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a previously implanted...

Hydrocele repair

A hydrocele (say “HY-druh-seel”) is a buildup of watery fluid around one or both testicles. It causes the scrotum or groin area to...

Hypospadias repair

Hypospadias is sometimes treated with surgery to correct the placement of the urethral opening, usually during the first year of life. There are...

Implanted hearing aid

An Implanted hearing aid, is a surgically inserted hearing device. A sound processor transmits sound vibrations to an inserted titanium implant....

Joint aspiration

A sample of joint fluid can be taken from any joint in your body. The joint fluid is then analyzed in a lab to look for inflammation, infection,...

Joint fusion

Joint fusion permanently fixes a joint in one position.

Knee replacement surgery

Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new joint surfaces. In knee replacement...

Laryngoscopy

Laryngoscopy is an examination that lets your doctor look at the back of your throat, your voice box (larynx), and vocal cords with a scope...

Ligament and tendon repair

Ligament and tendon repair is surgery to repair a damaged or torn tendon or ligament.

Mandibular/maxillary osteotomy

Orthognathic surgery treats malocclusion ("poor bite") by restructuring the jaw through cutting the bone and repositioning the bone...

Meatoplasty

Meatal stenosis is the most common long-term complication of male circumcision. Stenosis is a blockage or narrowing that develops in the opening of...

Middle ear exploration

Middle ear infections are usually diagnosed using a health history, a physical exam, and an ear exam. With a middle ear infection, the eardrum,...

Myringotomy

Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool. Doctors suggest tubes for children who have repeat ear infections or when fluid stays behind...

Nasolacrimal duct probe

Tears normally drain from the eye through small tubes called tear ducts that stretch from the eye into the nose. A blocked tear duct occurs when...

Neck mass excision

Most neck masses in children are benign and due to either inflammation or congenital disorders. The treatment for most congenital neck masses is...

Orchiectomy

Orchiectomy is the removal of one or both testicles (testes) and is generally performed by a urologist. The testicles are the male sex organs that...

Otoplasty

Otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery to change the look of a person's ears through a combination of moving, reshaping, adding, or removing structural...

Pediatric aquatic therapy

Warm-water aquatic therapy gives children a fun and soothing way to work on therapy goals. Water resistance and density, buoyancy and warmth...

Pediatric audiology clinic

Pediatric audiology encompasses assessing the hearing of newborns, infants, toddlers and school-age children. 

Pediatric augmentative and alternative communication clinic

The Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinic at Providence Children's Development Institute provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for children whose speech or expressive language is either severely or profoundly impaired. 

Pediatric follow-up clinics for high-risk infants

Providence Children's Development Institute provides a clinic for infants who are at risk for delays in developmental growth or feeding problems due to premature birth or significant illness. 

Pediatric modified barium swallow study

A pediatric modified barium swallow study is an X-ray video that shows how a child swallows various foods and liquids. The study provides detailed...

Pediatric neurodevelopmental evaluations and treatment

Providence Children's Development Institute offers neurodevelopmental evaluations and treatment for pediatric patients who may have specific areas of concern or more complex diagnostic and treatment needs. 

Pediatric nutrition

Registered dietitians assess and work with infants and children who experience feeding difficulties, weight gain or loss, obesity or food allergies.

Pediatric occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness,...

Pediatric physical therapy

Physical therapy is a type of treatment for people whose health problems make it hard to move and do everyday tasks. It can help them move better, may relieve pain and help improve or restore physical function. 

Pediatric short-stay medical management

Short-stay medical management is available for children who need nutrition assessment and support, seizure management, medication management,...

Pediatric speech-language pathology

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent speech, language and communication disorders. 

Pediatric surgery

Pediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents.

Percutaneous pinning

Some fractures require percutaneous pinning which is helpful in stabilizing unstable fractures. It involves using an X-ray to insert pins through...

Pilonidal cyst excision

Pilonidal disease is a chronic infection of a cyst (pilonidal cyst) that develops near the top of the crease between the buttocks. When the...

Portacath

A central venous catheter, or vascular access device (VAD), is a long, thin, flexible tube used to give medicines, fluids, nutrients or blood...

Posterior vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye. It may be done when there is a retinal detachment, since...

Ptosis repair

Drooping is the result of reduced muscle tone in the muscles that control the eyelids. If your lower eyelids droop outward, away from the eye...

Pubo vaginal sling

Urethral sling surgeries to treat urinary incontinence involve placing a sling around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to...

Pull through

Endorectal soave pull through is a surgical procedure used in the treatment for Hirschsprung disease. It requires a reconstructive “pullthrough”...

Resection/recession strabismus repair

Strabismus is a vision problem in which both eyes do not look at the same point at the same time. It usually develops during childhood. Normally,...

Rotator cuff repair

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa and other debris from the space in the...

Sensory processing disorder program

Learn more by watching our video, "What Is Sensory Integration?".

Septoplasty

Surgery to straighten the septum is called septoplasty, submucous resection of the septum, or septal reconstruction. 

Shoulder replacement surgery

Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new joint surfaces. In shoulder...

Sublingual cyst excision

In an excision, the infected material is drained and the cyst is removed. Because an excision is a complex procedure that requires a deeper cut...

Supprelin implant

Histrelin is given in a tiny implant that is inserted under the skin on the inside of your upper arm. You will receive this implant with a minor...

Thyroglossal duct excision

Treatment for a thyroglossal cyst often requires surgical removal to prevent recurrence. Before the cyst is removed, it is important that the...

TMJ arthroplasty bilateral

In arthroscopic surgery, the doctor inserts tiny surgical tools and a camera into a few small cuts in your jaw. It is the type of surgery most often used for TM disorders.

Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils and is usually performed by an Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeon (otolaryngologist).

Tympanoplasty/ mastoidectomy

If a child with an ear infection has a bad earache, a doctor may perform tympanocentesis, a procedure that involves using a needle to remove fluid...

Vulvar lesion excision

Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer of the vulva. The goal of surgery is to remove all the cancer without any loss of the woman's...