Conditions We Treat

Children with medical complexity typically have multiple chronic medical diagnosis or concerns. Sometimes they have a unifying diagnosis but often they may not. At Arkansas Children’s, we designed the Complex Care Program to address the needs of children who:

  • Have at least two medically complex conditions and are followed by at least two pediatric subspecialists
  • Are dependent on special medical technology such as G-tube or other tube feedings, oxygen or other respiratory support
  • Born with extremely low birth weight or congenital anomalies and or syndromes
  • Have chronic neurodevelopmental disabilities

Frequently children with medical complexity have developmental concerns such as developmental delay, intellectual disability or neurological issues such as seizures or difficulty walking or talking.

Common diagnoses include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Complications of prematurity
  • Craniofacial differences such as cleft lip and palate
  • Congenital differences or birth defects
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Hypotonia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Respiratory system anomalies
  • Complications of prematurity
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy with significant neurological damage
  • Short gut syndrome
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities