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Parents celebrate their twins’ lifesaving surgery

The Millers with Dr. Crombleholme

The parents of 11-month old twins returned to Children’s Hospital Colorado from Utah in November 2013 to celebrate a modern-day medical miracle.

Carly Miller gave birth last year to identical twins Coco and Scout. The girls are healthy now, but needed a pre-birth intervention by Colorado Fetal Care Center Medical Director Timothy Crombleholme, MD, to correct Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. The rare defect occurs when placental vasculature problems deprive one twin of a sufficient blood supply while directing too much fluid to the other.

Crombleholme performed laser surgery while the twins were in the womb to correct the problem.

The twins, Carly, and father Griffin met with Crombleholme at Children’s Colorado in a homecoming covered by the Denver Post. Read the story on the Denver Post website.

New surgeon joins Colorado Springs faculty

Dr. Adam Gorra

Dr. Adam Gorra is the newest member of the CU/Children’s Hospital Colorado Springs Pediatric Surgery practice. Dr. Gorra graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2004. He completed a residency in general surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Gorra recently moved to Colorado from Fresno, California, where he was a staff pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital Central California.

In addition to his role as general pediatric surgeon, Dr. Gorra is Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma for the University of Colorado Health South at Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Gorra is married with four beautiful children. His hobbies include ice-hockey, skiing, golf, and spending time outdoors with his family.

Pediatric Surgery welcomes new nurse

Lauren Orr, RN, joined our team in Pediatric Surgery on July 22, 2013. Lauren grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.  She received her BA from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. Shortly after graduation from the College of Wooster, Lauren decided that nursing was her calling.  She went to nursing school in Memphis, Tennessee, to obtain her BA in nursing and then relocated to Colorado to pursue her career in nursing.   Lauren has been with Children’s Hospital for a little over 3 years. Her previous position was in the Inpatient Medical Unit on the 8th floor.