Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery Saint Peter's
Few hospitals in the area offer the wide array of neonatal and pediatric surgical services provided at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital. These include craniofacial-neurosurgery for children born with facial abnormalities such as cleft lip and cleft palate, as well as procedures to treat epilepsy and brain tumors.
The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's provides comprehensive general and specialized surgical care to treat congenital and acquired conditions affecting children from birth through young adulthood. Our specially trained staff is experienced in treating common pediatric ailments, such as appendicitis and hernias, as well as rare or complex conditions.
Saint Peter's also offers the following pediatric surgery services:  

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive neonatal and pediatric surgeons use advanced surgical equipment and tiny video cameras to perform major procedures on the youngest patients. The result is less trauma to the body, which translates to less pain and pain medication for our most fragile of patients. Complications are dramatically reduced, less anesthesia is required and overall healing time is decreased. In fact, many patients are discharged within a day or two after a complex procedure.

Craniofacial-Neurosurgical Center

We provide surgery and rehabilitation for children born with facial abnormalities, including cleft lip and cleft palate, at our regional Craniofacial-Neurosurgical Center at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital. A team of specialists from 10 medical disciplines ensure that the physical and emotional needs of all patients are met.

John Gallucci, MD
John Gallucci, MD
Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Gallucci, a general surgeon and pediatric critical care surgeon, is chief of Pediatric Surgery at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. In addition to common procedures such as those done to treat hernias, Dr. Gallucci operates on gallbladders and the chest and abdomen, often using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. He also performs removals of abscesses, anal fistulectomies, and colon resections.  Dr. Gallucci performs complex surgeries on the most fragile of newborns being treated in the Saint Peter’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Anthony Georges, MD
Anthony J. Georges, MD
Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Georges is a general surgeon and pediatric critical care surgeon. In addition to general procedures such as appendix removal and hernia repair, he performs highly specialized surgeries such as the Nuss surgical procedure and lung lobe resection to treat:
  • Pectus excavatum - a condition where a child’s chest is sunken in either in the center or off to one side. 
  • Pectus carinatum – also known as pigeon chest, a chest wall deformity where chest and ribs protrude.
  • Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) – a cystic mass of abnormal lung tissue in lobe of affected lung.

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