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, FACS
Chief, Pediatric and Neonatal General and Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Gallucci, Pediatric and Neonatal General and Thoracic Surgeon is Chief of Pediatric Surgery at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. He graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1990 and completed a six-year General Surgery Residency at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. Dr. Gallucci then travelled to Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada, for a two-year Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at McGill University’s Montreal Children’s Hospital until 1998. His first position as General Pediatric Surgery was in 1998 to 2001 at Newark Beth Israel and Saint Barnabas Hospital in NJ, where he was the Division Chief of General Pediatric Surgery and also first assists on all newborn Open Heart Operations.

Dr. Gallucci goal has always been to create the very best experience and outcomes for babies, children and families that require Pediatric Surgery. As a testament to his commitment, Dr. Gallucci was given the “ Creating a Positive Experience “ Award in 2017 where he was chosen by families and patients. Since 2008, Dr. Gallucci has been chosen more than ten times by his colleagues in New Jersey Monthly Magazine as TOP DOCTOR in Pediatric Surgery.

The following is a list of some of his Clinical interest and expertise:

  1. Gastroschisis
  2. Omphalocele
  3. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  4. Tracheo-esophageal fistula
  5. Inguinal, umbilical, ventral, and Epigastric hernia
  6. All Subcutaneous lesions
  7. Appendicitis
  8. Intussusception
  9. Malrotation
  10. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  11. Chest wall deformities
  12. Cholelithiasis
  13. Orchidopexy
  14. Pilonidal Cysts

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