General Pediatric Surgery
Lurie Children’s Division of General Pediatric Surgery is the region's largest provider of pediatric general surgery, caring for children with conditions ranging from congenital anomalies to trauma and burns. The division is an area leader in minimally invasive procedures, including pediatric single-site laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and robotic surgery.
Trained as general surgeons, with two additional years of training in pediatric surgery, our division's attending physicians perform thousands of procedures each year. The team includes fellows in pediatric general surgery and fellows in pediatric surgery/critical care, as well as experienced advanced practice nurses who work closely with the surgeons.
We believe in family-centered care, which means we involve the whole family in a patient’s treatment plan. From bringing family members into care plan meetings, to providing support and distraction to a patient’s siblings, we do our best to help fit our care within your lifestyle.
In addition to expertise in general pediatric surgery, our surgeons oversee special programs:
Marleta Reynolds, MD, is Surgeon-in-Chief ; Head, Pediatric Surgery; Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation; Co-medical director, Institute for Fetal Health; and Lydia J. Fredrickson Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Lurie Children’s. Dr. Reynolds is also Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is board-certified in general surgery, pediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and surgical critical care.
Lurie Children’s offers the country's second oldest pediatric surgery training program. For physicians that are interested in specializing in pediatric surgery, the division offers a two-year fellowship program.
Make an Appointment
If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®). You can also request an appointment online.
Your support is important in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please contact the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 312.227.7500 or make a gift today.