KCH and Cincinnati Children’s Providers Collaborate to Break a Family Chain of Pain

Hereditary pancreatitis has afflicted Mackenzee Walter's family for generations, claiming the lives of loved ones and burdening surviving relatives with chronic pain. But through a team-driven approach, surgeons and specialists at Kentucky Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center intervened with an innovative surgical procedure to free the 11-year-old girl from intractable pain.