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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Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome

Also called celiac axis syndrome and Dunbar syndrome, a rare condition resulting in severe abdominal pain after eating, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss.

Mesenteric Cysts & Tumors

Rare conditions occurring in the folds of tissue that attach the organs of the body to the inside of the abdominal wall, usually treated by surgical removal.

Mixed Vascular Malformations

A common, abnormal combination of capillaries, lymphatic vessels, and veins, forming prior to birth, with varying symptoms and complications.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

A serious intestinal illness in babies, involving damage to intestinal tissues, which can lead to a hole in the intestines, allowing bacteria in the intestine to leak into the abdomen.


A cancerous tumor beginning in nerve tissue of infants and very young children, rare in children older than 10-years-old, but occasionally occurring in adults.

Ovarian Cysts

An accumulation of fluid in the ovary encapsulated inside a thin wall of tissue, very common especially in women of childbearing age, and usually harmless.

Ovarian Torsion

When the ovary twists on its axis, twisting its venous and lymphatic vessels and thus shutting down its blood supply, causing severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

Pectus Carinatum

Also known as pigeon chest, when the cartilage grows up and out, which causes the sternum, or breastbone, to protrude out in front of the rest of the chest.

Pectus Excavatum

Also known as sunken chest or funnel chest, when an abnormal growth of cartilage in the chest wall pushes the sternum and ribs inward, creating a caved-in appearance.

Pelvic Cyst

Common in the female pelvis and usually involving the ovaries, but nonovarian cystic pelvic masses are also found and occur in a number of shapes, sizes, and locations.

Pilonidal Cyst

An abnormal pocket in the skin of the lower back, usually near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks.

Recurrent Pneumothorax

Occurring when air gets between the lung and the inside of the chest wall, causing the lung itself to collapse, tending to occur in young adults, especially those tall and thin.