Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation
Innovation at work
In 2002, Children's doctors performed the world's first serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) procedure, a surgical technique developed by Tom Jaksic, MD and Heung Bae Kim, MD, which lengthens the bowels of children with short bowel syndrome.
Since its invention, Children's doctors have performed 19 STEP procedures with increasing success, establishing Children's as one of the preeminent hospitals in the world for the treatment of short bowel syndrome.
For an interactive animation that illustrates the STEP procedure, click here. To read more about this innovative procedure, visit www.STEPoperation.org. Finally, watch and listen to Drs. Kim, Jaksic and Duggan below as they describe the history and benefits of STEP.