3D models provide road map to cloacal repairs

In addition to serving a busy surgical practice, our clinicians are also evaluating quality of-life issues, outcomes data and new technologies to improve treatments for children.

Thanks to cloacagrams, three-dimensional models created in the 3D PrintViz Lab at UC Davis Health, pediatric surgeons now have a veritable road map to help teams plan for cloacal surgery in children. Osama Raslan, associate professor of radiology and co-founder of the lab, has partnered with pediatric surgeon Payam Saadai and chief of pediatric urologic surgery Eric Kurzrock to provide the custom models needed to help surgical teams visualize the complexity of the anatomy, plan for surgeries and anticipate complications. The unique technology has benefited many patients and enhanced surgical timing and outcomes.

Best Children's Hospital badge for urology 2021-22

Nationally ranked

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the pediatric urology program at UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the best in the nation. In the 2021–2022 Best Children’s Hospital survey, our program ranked 37th nationally, in collaboration with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, our longstanding partner in caring for children with urological issues.