Dr. Jason Toranto Discusses Pierre Robin Sequence

Pierre Robin sequence is a birth defect wherein an infant has a facial abnormality that makes breathing difficult, Dr. Jason Toranto, a CHOC Children’s plastic surgeon, tells “American Health Journal.”

Babies with this condition are born with a cleft palate, a small jaw and a tongue that falls into back of throat, he says. The condition is problematic but can be corrected through surgery, Dr. Toranto says.

Learn more this condition and its treatment in “American Health Journal,” a television program that airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households.

Each 30-minute episode features six segments with a diverse range of medical specialists discussing a full spectrum of health topics. For more information, visit www.discoverhealth.tv.