From left, parents Evan and Suzanne Dapo with their 8-week-old daughter Annalise Dapo and WakeMed pediatric surgeon Dr. J. David Hoover all laugh at the question if the Dapo's daughter had become a “magnet” for attention during a Thursday interview in the pediatric ward at WakeMed Hospital, Raleigh. The laughter was generated because of a medical breakthrough by Dr. Hoover and staff at WakeMed Pediatrics in the repair of Annalise's incompletely formed esophagus between her mouth and stomach by stretching the two ends to meet by use of attracting magnets slowly drawing together, thereby avoiding more serious surgery.
From left, parents Evan and Suzanne Dapo with their 8-week-old daughter Annalise Dapo and WakeMed pediatric surgeon Dr. J. David Hoover all laugh at the question if the Dapo's daughter had become a “magnet” for attention during a Thursday interview in the pediatric ward at WakeMed Hospital, Raleigh. The laughter was generated because of a medical breakthrough by Dr. Hoover and staff at WakeMed Pediatrics in the repair of Annalise's incompletely formed esophagus between her mouth and stomach by stretching the two ends to meet by use of attracting magnets slowly drawing together, thereby avoiding more serious surgery. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
From left, parents Evan and Suzanne Dapo with their 8-week-old daughter Annalise Dapo and WakeMed pediatric surgeon Dr. J. David Hoover all laugh at the question if the Dapo's daughter had become a “magnet” for attention during a Thursday interview in the pediatric ward at WakeMed Hospital, Raleigh. The laughter was generated because of a medical breakthrough by Dr. Hoover and staff at WakeMed Pediatrics in the repair of Annalise's incompletely formed esophagus between her mouth and stomach by stretching the two ends to meet by use of attracting magnets slowly drawing together, thereby avoiding more serious surgery. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

WakeMed doctor fuses newborn’s foodpipe without surgery

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