Carolinas HealthCare System

Children's Services

As one of the largest children's hospital in the Southeastern United States, Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Children's Hospital, in Charlotte, NC, provides an unmatched level of expert care in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine. It has been named a Best Children's Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in five specialties (cardiology and heart surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics) and is staffed by some of the most respected and renowned physicians in the world.

The blood and marrow transplant program is among the United States' leading outcomes in complex half-match transplantations. The congenital heart surgeons have some of the nation's best one- and three-year survival rates.

The hospital's clinical excellence is underscored by a philosophy of care that is child friendly, child focused and family centered.

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Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program

The Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program (CLASP) is a nationally recognized program that combines talented medical professionals and minimally invasive surgical techniques to improve the outcome of patients with disorders of the intestine, spine, solid organs, heart and others.

The program pioneers new surgical techniques in minimally invasive surgery, along with ground-breaking studies and education methods. In an effort to better evaluate and track the quality-of-life for patients undergoing hernia surgery, CLASP physicians developed the Carolinas Comfort Scale®, the first patented quality of life measurement tool for hernias. It is now being used in 40 countries worldwide.

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Liver and Pancreas Treatment

Liver and pancreatic diseases are becoming increasingly complex, and patients with these conditions face critical decisions. Carolinas HealthCare System's experts provide comprehensive care with a multi-disciplinary approach, allowing patients to benefit from the expertise of many specialists and support services.

Our doctors are fellowship-trained and nationally recognized for their minimally invasive approach to treatment. Carolinas HealthCare System is one of only a handful of healthcare systems to use robotic surgery to treat pancreatic disease. Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgeons and general surgery research physicians have presented at several of the industry's most respected medical conferences and have traveled internationally to share their expertise with surgeons around the globe.

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The experienced teams at Carolinas HealthCare System Neurosciences Institute use a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to care for patients with all neurological conditions. This includes brain, spine and nervous system disorders and injury. Our doctors offer comprehensive evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation services in both inpatient and outpatient care settings.

Carolinas HealthCare System Neurology is a multi-disciplinary center providing specialized treatment for brain, spine and nervous system disorders. It was the first in the nation to be awarded the Joint Commission Disease-specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Carolinas HealthCare System's orthopedic surgeons and physicians offer specialty programs recognized around the United States for their quality and safe care. Our teams provide treatment for a range of non-surgical conditions from fractures and sprains to those requiring subspecialized training in total joint, foot & ankle, hand & wrist, pediatrics and trauma.

Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy's Hip and Knee Center, which has earned dual Gold certifications from the Joint Commission for total hip and knee replacement – a distinguished U.S. certification program. Also, Carolinas Medical Center recently was listed as a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for Orthopedics.

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The Transplant Center at Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, NC, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, is one of the top transplant centers in the southeastern United States, averaging more than 100 referrals per month. It is one of only six centers in the United States with its own hospital-based organ procurement program, which means patients waiting for organs do not wait as long for transplant.

Our organ-specific teams provide treatment for patients with end-stage kidney, pancreas, liver and heart disease. This care includes:

  • Early identification of disease
  • Referral
  • Evaluation
  • Intervention
  • Comprehensive treatment
  • Transplantation
  • Ongoing lifelong follow-up, if indicated

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