Children's General Surgery Programs

The Division of General Surgery has developed specialized programs to treat certain conditions in the most comprehensive way possible. Browse our list of programs to learn more about the expert-led initiatives that can help treat your child.

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Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program

For severely obese adolescents who meet strict criteria, Lurie Children's Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program may be the appropriate solution for weight loss, as it can resolve more than 80% of weight-related health issues.

Aerodigestive Program

A multi-disciplinary team of specialists in Lurie Children’s Aerodigestive Program treat diseases of the respiratory and upper digestive tract, including the lips, mouth, tongue, nose, throat, vocal cords, esophagus and windpipe.

Chest Wall Deformities Program

Lurie Children’s Chest Wall Deformities Program offers comprehensive care for children with chest wall abnormalities such as pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest).

Comprehensive Hepatobiliary Surgical Program

The hepatobiliary surgical program at Lurie Children's is one of the premier programs for complex pediatric hepatobiliary (liver and bile tract) surgery in the world. Learn more.

Fertility & Hormone Preservation & Restoration Program

Lurie Children’s fertility program is the only one of its kind for pediatric patients in the state of Illinois, offering solutions to both male and female cancer survivors with fertility issues.

Sarcoma Program

Lurie Children’s sarcoma team offers comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children and adolescents diagnosed with bone and soft tissue sarcomas.

The Colorectal Center

Lurie Children's Colorectal Center, treats colorectal conditions, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal malformations, associated spinal cord anomalies, and is managed by Lurie Children's pediatric surgeons.

Trauma Center

Lurie Children's is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, staffed and equipped to handle the most severely injured children. We see more than 800 trauma victims each year.