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Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

 
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Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
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Childrens Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) is worldwide referral center for pectus excavtum
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City
Norfolk
Phone
(757) 668-7000

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3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.9
Ease of Scheduling Surgery 
 
10.0  (3)
Help With Understanding Your Insurance Coverage 
 
10.0  (3)
Non-nurse Staff was Courteous and Helpful 
 
9.8  (3)
Nurses were Caring and Helpful 
 
10.0  (3)
Nurses were Quick to Respond 
 
9.7  (3)
Rooms were Clean and Comfortable 
 
9.3  (3)
Pain Relief was Quick and Available 
 
10.0  (3)
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0  (3)
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Overall rating 
 
10.0
Ease of Scheduling Surgery 
 
10.0
Help With Understanding Your Insurance Coverage 
 
10.0
Non-nurse Staff was Courteous and Helpful 
 
10.0
Nurses were Caring and Helpful 
 
10.0
Nurses were Quick to Respond 
 
10.0
Rooms were Clean and Comfortable 
 
10.0
Pain Relief was Quick and Available 
 
10.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

Home to Dr. Nuss himself, CHKD was awesome! Best hospital ever. From the way I was treated to the food to the nurses---I can't say enough good things about this hospital. I was 25 at the time of my procedure but they told me they did up to 27 and that they considered taking patients up to 30s and 40s as well. Being that it is a Children's Hospital, there were a few minor grievances, such as my parents originally getting the bill, mail always being addressed to "the parent of guardian" of myself, etc. But nothing really that earned more than a passing laugh. I loved the food choices---hamburgers, pizza, grilled cheese; all those kid comfort foods that feel good to you when you are sick. The nurses on our floor had 3 patients each so I was given lots of good care.

I highly recommend Dr. Kuhn and CHKD!

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
6.7
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars out
Date of initial surgery/procedure
July 25, 2008
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
25
Covered by Insurance?
Yes, 100%
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very experienced with the nuss procedure
Overall rating 
 
9.6
Ease of Scheduling Surgery 
 
10.0
Help With Understanding Your Insurance Coverage 
 
10.0
Non-nurse Staff was Courteous and Helpful 
 
9.5
Nurses were Caring and Helpful 
 
10.0
Nurses were Quick to Respond 
 
9.0
Rooms were Clean and Comfortable 
 
8.0
Pain Relief was Quick and Available 
 
10.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

Dr. Kelly was the best-kind, soft spoken, and very thorough. The surgery was so much better than we expected- very smooth and my sons chest looks awesome. We loved Dr. Kelly. The hospital was good, the nurses were either understaffed or had other patients that needed more attention because we did a lot of things ourselves. That was ok because we were there anyway. The night nurse, Dana, was the best nurse we've ever had-she was incredible! They have perfected there pain management!
The food was not very good and the ordering system needs to be revamped- we rarely got what we ordered. Overall a great hospital and very obvious that they have done this surgery over 1000 times!

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4.3
Your Surgeon
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
May 30, 2013
Length of time since initial surgery/procedure
11 weeks
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
14
Days in Hospital
4
Covered by Insurance?
Yes, 100%
Highest Pain Level Experienced
8
Would you do it again?
absolutely!
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Overall rating 
 
10.0
Ease of Scheduling Surgery 
 
10.0
Help With Understanding Your Insurance Coverage 
 
10.0
Non-nurse Staff was Courteous and Helpful 
 
10.0
Nurses were Caring and Helpful 
 
10.0
Nurses were Quick to Respond 
 
10.0
Rooms were Clean and Comfortable 
 
10.0
Pain Relief was Quick and Available 
 
10.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

This is an excellent hospital in all areas. They allowed us to sleep in the room that had a pull out sleeper. Both parents can stay the night, but there is really only room for one. The only complaint is with the food. There is an adjoining hospital that has a much better cafeteria. The hospital is located in a very good location, the historic downtown Norfolk area. Within walking distance, there are varied local restaurants and cafes etc..Everyone was friendly and helpful. We were very happy with the overall experience and highly recommend them. They do have an age limit being that it basically a pediatric hospital, which may be 25

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4.1
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
December 31, 1969
Length of time since initial surgery/procedure
7 Days
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
17
Days in Hospital
4
Covered by Insurance?
Mostly Covered
Highest Pain Level Experienced
4-6
Would you do it again?
Yes
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