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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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4GUT Program

The Lurie Children’s 4GUT Program combines the expertise of both pediatric surgery and pediatric gastroenterology to help assess and manage patients with complex disorders of the foregut. Learn more.

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.

Bariatric Surgery Program

The Pediatric Bariatric Surgery Program offers a solution that resolves over 80% of patients' weight-related health issues. Learn more at Lurie Children's.

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).

Colorectal Center

The Colorectal Center treats colorectal conditions, Hirschsprung's disease, anorectal malformations and associated spinal cord anomalies. Learn how we can help.

Comprehensive Hepatobiliary Surgical Program

Learn more about the Hepatobiliary Surgical Program at Lurie Children's, one of the world's premier programs for complex pediatric liver and bile tract surgery.

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.

Fluorescence-Guided Surgery Program

Fluorescence-guided surgery at Lurie Children’s is an enhancement of traditional surgical techniques that provides surgeons with new layers of information to improve surgical safety and clinical outcomes. The approach is used by pediatric surgeons in our Divisions of Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Transplant and...

Head & Neck Surgery Program

The Lurie Children’s Head & Neck Surgery Program is a national leader in the treatment of children with congenital and acquired lesions of the head, neck, and face.

Robotic Surgery Program

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is one of the only pediatric centers in the world that is home to a comprehensive robotic surgery program using the latest Intuitive Da Vinci surgical system. The robot allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures with increased precision, dexterity and a magnified view. Surgeons use...

Sarcoma Program

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

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.