Pediatric Surgery Conditions We Treat

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s conditions requiring surgery. The following is a list of conditions we treat and procedures we perform.

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Achalasia

A disorder of the esophagus, impairing the ability to push food down toward the stomach.

Anorectal Malformations

Abnormal position of the anus, rectum, lower spinal cord, and the genitourinary tract.

Appendicitis

An infection or inflammation of the appendix, a pinkie-sized organ at the junction of the small and large intestines.

Branchial Cleft Abnormality

An irregularity that occurs during fetal development that results in malformations in the side of the neck, appearing anywhere from the ear, along the line of the jaw, to the throat.

Breast Abnormalities

Including growth disturbances such as macromastia, breast asymmetry, breast enlargement in boys called gynecomastia, breast masses and extra nipples in both boys and girls.

Burns

Coming from many sources: scalds from steam, hot bath water, hot beverage spills, hot foods, cooking fluids, are the number one source. Other causes include flames and hot objects.

Chest & Mediastinal Masses

Rare cysts and tumors forming between the sternum and the spinal column. In infants and young children, often form in the back of the mediastinum and are more often benign.

Cloacal Anomalies

Congenital malformations of the female genitourinary and anorectal anatomy. The most common is persistent cloaca where openings to the bladder, vagina, and rectum are fused.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

A defect that develops during the formation of the diaphragm, which does not completely close, creating a gap between the chest and the abdominal cavities.

Crohn Disease

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease usually involving the small intestine, most often the lower part called the ileum. Also called ileitis or enteritis.

Esophageal Duplication or Masses

A rare inherited condition in which a mass of cells forms alongside the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) during fetal development.

Fetal Gastroschisis

A congenital defect in a baby's abdominal wall that allows the infant's intestines to protrude into the amniotic sac, causing them to cease their normal movement.