Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Surgery provides 24-hour coverage for elective and emergency general surgical needs of children from birth to 21 years of age.

At 22 weeks pregnant, Vera discovered that her unborn child was carrying two large tumors that were causing the baby's organs to shut down. Given less than a 5 percent chance of survival, baby Delaney is now a happy, healthy toddler.

Comprehensive Services Include

  • Common pediatric surgical problems, such as appendicitis, intussusception, pyloric stenosis, hernias, hydroceles and undescended testes
  • Congenital malformations, such as diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal, intestinal and biliary atresias, omphalocele, gastroschisis, volvulus, Hirschsprung’s disease, and congenital anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and ano-rectal tract; chest deformities and unusual mediastinal problems, and select lesions of the urogenital tract and musculoskeletal system
  • Major trauma
  • Solid tumors, benign and malignant, including Wilms’ tumor, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, teratomas, lymphomas and others of head and neck, abdomen, and non-cardiac lesions of the chest
  • Endoscopy of the respiratory, GI and GU systems for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including foreign body extraction
  • Endocrine and intersex problems, including unusual gynecologic problems
  • Minimally invasive surgery: laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and some laser procedures

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