Excellence in Patient Care
The general and thoracic surgery team at Children's Hospital provides comprehensive general and specialized surgical services for children from infancy through adolescence.
We treat conditions that are present from birth and acquired conditions. These may include common conditions such as appendicitis or hernias, or the more rare and complex conditions such as tumors and multiple birth defects.
Our surgical team is made up of surgical specialists in all areas, surgical and pediatric physician trainees, pediatric anesthesiologists and nurse practitioners. Each team member is skilled in providing services using specialized pediatric equipment in a family-centered, child-friendly environment.
Our surgeons have special training in operating on children as well as pre- and post-operative surgical care. Our team provides coverage 24 hours a day and can be promptly contacted for surgical consultation and care. We work closely with pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric specialists and a network of pediatric home care providers. Our state-of-the-art facility has 16 operating rooms and post-operative areas for the care of surgical patients.
Research and Education
We also provide investigators an exciting environment for scholarly research activities of the highest quality. Through these resources, both new and established investigators can expand their research capabilities in pursuit of greater knowledge about pediatric surgery.
We offer an excellent opportunity for the clinical and academic training of pediatric surgery residents, general surgery and pediatric residents, medical students and nursing students. These trainees will develop a unique expertise in the clinical approach to the surgical problems of childhood, as well as a critical and analytical approach to the evidence-based practice of pediatric surgery. View our academic conference and seminar schedule on the Section of Surgical Sciences website.
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