The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center offers abdominal,
non-cardiac thoracic and head and neck surgeries and expertise in the
diagnosis, treatment and management of children’s surgical needs,
- Surgical repair of birth defects, including prenatal consultations.
- A minimally invasive treatment option for pectus excavatum.
- Evaluation and management of acute abdominal pain.
- Serious injuries that require surgery or non-operative management.
- Diagnosis and surgical care of solid tumors.
- Endoscopic procedures (bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy and removal of foreign bodies).
- Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for children with lung problems.
- All other surgical procedures for children, including hernia and hydroceles
(backup of fluid in a testicle) repairs and orchidopexy (surgical repair
of undescended testicle).
The program also provides inpatient and emergency department pediatric
surgery consultations, and, in collaboration with The Center for Minimally
Invasive Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, is able to provide various
laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures in infants and children, including
cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery), splenectomy (removal of the spleen),
anti-reflux surgery for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and diagnostic
Additionally, pediatric urological surgeons at The Children’s Hospital
treat abnormal conditions of the urinary tract and kidneys - including
conditions of the male reproductive tract and the male and female urinary
tracts. They provide complete diagnostic and treatment options for pediatric
patients with conditions that affect the urinary tract or kidneys or both
using equipment specially designed for children. Monmouth is one of the
few hospitals in New Jersey to offer pediatric patients the benefits of
robotic urological surgery. Pediatric otolaryngological (ENT) surgery
is led by a physician with fellowship training from the Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia’s division of pediatric otolaryngology.
Pediatric orthopaedic surgery services include a pediatric scoliosis specialist
who works with spine specialists to perform procedures. State-of-the-art
instrumentation techniques and real-time spinal cord monitoring ensure
The Department of Anesthesiology at Monmouth Medical Center provides state-of-the-art
care for children undergoing surgery. Full-time anesthesiologists specially
trained in pediatrics together with the surgeon determine what type of
anesthesia is best for each child.
Surgery is performed in the main operating room and in The Cranmer Ambulatory
Surgery Center, which offers advanced same-day surgical systems that are
revolutionizing the treatment of common childhood disorders. The center
features a full array of amenities designed for children, such as private
pre- and postoperative rooms and a playroom. Pediatric Pre-Operative Tours
are offered for all pediatric patients having a surgical procedure in
the hospital’s Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center. Tours are designed
to reduce anxiety by giving children a hands-on experience with real medical
equipment and visitation to areas they will encounter on the day of surgery.
The tours begin in the playroom of the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center
and are offered a few times each month. Registration is required in advance
by calling 732-923-6525.
Our Pediatric Surgeons