Pediatric Surgery

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.

  1. Congenital Surgeries
    1. Anorectal Malformation
    2. Biliary Atresia and Choledochal Cysts
    3. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias
    4. Inguinal, umbilical, ventral, and Epigastric hernia
    5. Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations and other Congenital Lung Anomalies
    6. Duodenal/Intestinal Atresia
    7. Gastroschisis and Omphalocele
    8. Hirschsprung’s Disease
    9. Mediastinal Masses
    10. Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction
    11. Tracheoesophageal Fistulas
  2. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and Head and Neck
    1. Branchial Cleft Remnants
    2. Dermoid Cysts       
    3. Lymphadenopathy
    4. Lymphangiomas
    5. Soft Tissue Biopsies
    6. Thyroglossal Ducts
    7. Thyroid Disorders
    8. Tongue Tie
  3. Endocrine
    1. Disease of the Thyroid and Adrenal Glands
  4. Gastrointestinal
  5. Laparoscopic Gastrostomies
  6. Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplications
  7. Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomies
  8. Intestinal Surgery: intussusception, Meckel’s diverticulum, small bowel obstruction, etc.
  9. Laparoscopic assisted Total Proctocolectomies for Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Ulcerative Colitis
  10. General
    1. Appendicitis
    2. Cholecystitis and Biliary Disease
    3. Pilonidal Disease and Cysts
    4. Polydactyly
    5. Soft Tissue Abscess
  11. Genitourinary
    1. Circumcisions
    2. Hydroceles
    3. Orchiopexies for undescended testicles
    4. Ovarian Cysts and Tumors
    5. Ovarian Torsion
  12. Neurological
  13. Oncologic
    1. All solid tumors of neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and soft tissues including but not limited to:
      1. Wilm’s Tumors
      2. Neuroblastomas
      3. Rhabdomyosarcomas
      4. Hepatoblastomas
  14. Ophthalmological
  15. Orthopedic
  16. Pediatric Anesthesiology
  17. Plastic
  18. Urologic
  19. Vascular Access
    1. Infusaport Insertions
    2. Tunneled Catheters
    3. Dialysis Catheter
  20. Chest wall deformities
  21. All subcutaneous lesions
  22. Malrotation
  23. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  24. Cholelithiasis
  25. Orchidopexy

Many of the above procedures are approached almost exclusively with minimally invasive techniques.‚Äč 

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.

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