Specialties and expertise
Transplantation (liver, kidney, intestinal); dialysis access.
Hepatobiliary surgery: portal hypertension and portal vein thrombosis (distal splenorenal shunt, meso-rex bypass); biliary atresia; choledochal cyst; pancreatic surgery (including Whipple procedure); Abernethy malformation (congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt) ligation.
Dr. Caroline Lemoine is a pediatric surgeon specializing in transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. Her subspecialty training goes well beyond traditional residency and fellowship. This additional training puts her into a unique category of pediatric surgeons.
As a member of the Siragusa Transplantation Center, Dr. Lemoine’s clinical areas of expertise include abdominal solid organ transplantation: liver transplantation (living donor, reduced size, split liver), kidney transplantation (living and deceased donor), intestinal transplantation, and organ donation.
In addition to transplant training, the members of the highly specialized team of surgeons within the Siragusa Transplantation Center have benefited from additional training in the field of complex pediatric hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Therefore, Dr. Lemoine also specializes in the surgical management of patients with portal hypertension, biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, but also liver and pancreatic tumors. She also actively participates in the intestinal rehabilitation program, contributing to the multidisciplinary management of children with short gut syndrome.
As a pediatric surgeon, she also treats newborns, infants and children with a range of conditions including congenital and acquired diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, traumatic injuries, hernias, gastroesophageal malformations, intestinal disease and anorectal malformations.
Hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery
Kasai procedure, choledochal cyst excision, liver tumor resection
Portal hypertension surgery (Meso-Rex bypass, distal splenorenal shunt, meso-caval shunt)
Congenital porto-systemic shunt (Abernethy malformation) ligation
Pancreatic surgery (Whipple’s procedure, pancreatic tumor resection)
Spleen surgery, splenectomy
Alimentary tract surgeries
Congenital abnormalities (abdominal wall defects, intestinal atresia, duplication, malrotation)
Nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy tube placement
Endocrine surgeries, including surgeries of the adrenal gland
Retroperitoneal tumor resection (Wilms’ tumor, Neuroblastoma)
Mesenteric cyst and mesenteric tumor resection
Gynecologic surgeries (ovary surgery, including oophorectomy)
Other pediatric surgery procedures:
Lymph node biopsy and excision
Inguinal, umbilical, epigastric hernias