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Mother gets life changing second opinion on sons condition at CCH

*(Gillette, Wyo.) -* Melissa Birk thought her infant son's head didn't look quite right. Though she voiced her concern with her pediatrician, it wasn't until an appointment with a different pediatrician, Campbell County Medical Group Pediatrics' Dr. Vijaya Koduri, that her son's serious condition was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that causes a baby's skull to close prematurely before the brain is fully formed. Untreated, it can cause blindness and developmental delays. Because Dr. Koduri was able to properly diagnose Jonah, he was able to have surgery at Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver to correct the problem. "It could have been a bad deal for him," Melissa said. "She saw him the day we got back from Denver," and Dr. Koduri has been Jonah's pediatrician ever since then. Since his diagnosis, Melissa has moved not only Jonah to Dr. Koduri's care, but her daughter's as well. With Dr. Koduri's professionalism and knowledge, along with her ability to connect with children, Melissa said she's thankful her children have great care. “She’s someone we can trust.” Read more of Melissa’s story here . Campbell County Health , 501 S. Burma Ave., Gillette, WY 82716, 307-688-1000 Connect with CCH on Facebook ! #cch #sponsored #news #county10