A Closer Look: Division of Pediatric Surgery

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Pediatric Clinical Update | June 2019

The UH Rainbow Division of Pediatric Surgery provides 24/7 coverage for elective and emergency surgical needs of children from birth to young adulthood.  The comprehensive services include evaluation and management of the following conditions:

  • Common pediatric surgical conditions such as hernias, hydroceles, undescended testes, and skin and soft tissue lesions
  • Common pediatric surgical emergencies such as appendicitis, acute abdomen, bowel obstruction, pyloric stenosis, and intussusception.
  • Congenital malformations like diaphragmatic hernia, developmental anomalies of the trachea, esophagus and lungs, abdominal wall defects, abnormalities of the intestinal rotation, fetal intestinal obstructions and atresias, ano-rectal anomalies, and various other developmental anomalies
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, and other swallowing disorders
  • Comprehensive treatment for Hirschsprung’s disease and other pediatric colorectal abnormalities
  • Surgical treatment of obstructive jaundice including biliary atresia
  • General thoracic problems (not involving the heart) including pectus excavatum, lung resections, and esophageal disease
  • Pediatric benign and malignant sold tumors, including neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, teratomas, liver tumors, and other neoplasms of the chest, abdomen, pelvis  (including ovaries) and soft tissues
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Endocrinology problems involving the thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal and pancreas, pediatric gynecologic and ovarian lesions

Pediatric Surgery Clinics are located throughout the Cleveland region with easy and rapid access for patients. Procedural and diagnostic services are performed at UH Rainbow main campus in University Circle.

Clinic Locations: 

Procedure Locations:

  • UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s - main campus

Division contact:

Main number 216-844-3015
Fax number 216-844-8687

Pediatric Surgery Faculty Roster

All faculty provide general pediatric surgery consultation and follow-up care and have no restrictions on patient access. Additionally, the faculty have specialized interests and expertise.

Edward M. Barksdale Jr, MD, FACS, FAAP
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
UH Rainbow Surgeon-in-Chief
Edward.Barksdale@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: in-utero malformations, thoracic surgical conditions (chestwall deformities, congenital lung and esophageal abnormalties, hirschsptung’s disease, constipation and intestinal dysmotility, short bowel syndrome, pediatric solid tumors

Michael Dingeldein, MD
Director, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
Michael.Dingeldein@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, pediatric surgical critical care, surgical oncology, congenital thoracic anomalies, hepatobiliary disorders, and aerodigestive diseases

Anne Kim-Mackow, MD

Pediatric Surgery
Ann.Mackow@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: anorectal malformations, congenital diaphragmatic hernias, Hirschsprung’s disease, prenatal counseling, surgical quality and safety

Eiichi Miyasaka, MD
Pediatric Surgery 
Eiichi.Miyasaka@UHhospitals.org
Special interests: intestinal failure, necrotizing enterocolitis, total parenteral nutrition, anorectal malformations, bowel management, GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, biliary atresia

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