Operations Performed by Pediatric Surgery

  • Surgical repair of severe newborn congenital malformations of the airway, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genital tracts
  • Thoracic operations including diaphragmatic repair, removal of lung cysts, treatment of empyema, recurrent pneumothorax, pectus excavatum, and lung biopsy
  • Abdominal operations for gastroesophageal reflux, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, necrotizing enterocolitis, Meckel's diverticulum, gall bladder removal, splenectomy, appendectomy, pull through for Hirschsprung’s disease,
  • Operations for inguinal hernias and hydroceles correction of undescended testicles, and other groin problems
  • Bedside silo placement for the management of gastroschisis
  • Placement of central venous access for critical care support, treatment of cancer, or nutritional support
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation program (ECMO) which provides heart and lung bypass for critically ill infants
  • Soft tissue conditions, lumps, and bumps
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Separation of conjoined twins
  • Surgical treatment and comprehensive care of major trauma
  • Surgical treatment of pelvic disorders including ovarian cysts and tumors
  • Surgical management of complex solid tumors (in tandem with a multidisciplinary oncology team)
  • Minimally invasive surgery for routine pediatric surgical conditions such as appendicitis, pyloric stenosis, undescended testes, empyema, etc.
  • Advanced minimally invasive surgery with thoracoscopic and laparoscopic treatment of conditions including tracheoesophageal fistula, intestinal atresia, Hirschsprung’s disease, congenital lung masses, abdominal and thoracic tumors, and many others

Pre-operative visits to the Pediatric Surgery Center are encouraged and can be arranged by calling (203) 688 7996.