Pediatric Surgery

Advanced Surgical Options for Children

Our pediatric surgeons are among the most experienced in New Jersey. Each year, we perform thousands of pediatric surgical procedures, including life-saving emergency surgeries and routine procedures on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our pediatric surgeons are board certified in general as well as pediatric surgery.

To relieve anxieties or fears about surgery, our Pediatric Preoperative Programs, led by Child Life Specialists, feature orientation tours, interactive presentations, medical play, and opportunities for children to ask questions.

We offer a variety of pediatric surgical procedures – from routine surgery and same day procedures to more complicated cases – for children of all ages, including:

  1. General surgery
  2. Surgery of congenital defects in newborns
  3. Laparoscopic surgery: including appendectomy, cholecystectomy, splenectomy, surgical treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (fundoplication) and hernia
  4. Thoracic surgery: including surgery of the lung, diaphragm and mediastinum
  5. Cardiothoracic Surgery: including robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System, as an alternative for patients requiring certain open-heart procedures including mitral valve repair, atrial defect repair, and eventually for coronary bypass surgery. Surgical repair of pectus excavatum (PE or funnel chest) and pectus carinatum (PC or pigeon chest)
  6. Thoracoscopy a minimally invasive procedure for empyema and lung lesions
  7. Tracheal surgery: including tracheostomy, tracheal resection and reconstruction with cartilage graft
  8. Diagnostic and therapeutic rigid esophagoscopy and bronchoscopy including removal of a foreign body
  9. Excision of malignant tumors of chest and abdomen: including Wilms’ Tumor, neuroblastoma, and lymphoma
  10. Surgery of the head and neck: including thyroid, parathyroid and throyglossal duct cyst
  11. Surgery for removal of Baker’s cyst and ganglions
  12. Surgery for torsion of testes and undescended testes

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