Our Pediatric General, Thoracic and Gynecology Surgery specialists provide a broad range of individualized surgical procedures — from the routine to the highly complex. The high degree of specialization provided enables exemplary diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.

Pediatric surgery group
Our team, left to right: Cathy Shaw, administrative assistant; Ashwin Pimpalwar, MD; Venkatraman Ramachandran, MD; and Debra Phelps, RN

Children receive coordinated care tailored to their condition both before and after surgery. Our experts perform minimally invasive surgeries, including laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures in neonates and children.

  • Minimally invasive surgeries, including laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures in neonates and children
  • Robotic surgery
  • Single port surgery
  • Anorectal malformation
  • Colorectal procedures
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Bowel lengthening for short gut syndrome (bowel rehabilitation program)
  • Surgery for gastroparesis (gastric pacemaker) and bowel motility surgery. (Bowel Motility Program)
  • Surgery for Inflammatory bowel disease 
  • Endocrine tumors (thyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenal)
  • Chest wall deformity program (pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, mixed deformities)
  • Hepatobiliary surgery and portal hypertension
  • Liver and kidney transplant
  • Materno-fetal program and EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedures
  • Trauma and critical care
  • Vascular anomalies program
  • Surgical oncology

Using a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and child life specialists, we work closely with children’s cancer and hematology centers to address the complex surgical care of children with cancer.

OUR TEAM

Conditions We Treat

Our physicians have specialized expertise in surgical treatment of:

Abdominal conditions

  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder disorders (biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Feeding problems/failure to thrive (gastrostomy tubes)
  • Biliary atresia
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Intussusception
  • Esophageal disorders (atresia, stricture, achalasia)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Meconium ileus
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Small bowel atresia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Omphalocele
  • Pancreas disorders
  • Intestinal malrotation and midgut volvulus (Ladd’s procedure)
  • Congenital cysts of the mesentery and omentum
  • Spleen disorders
  • Imperforate anus and Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Umbilical hernia and ventral hernia

Genitourinary (urinary or genital) disorders

  • Inguinal hernias, hydrocele
  • Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)
  • Phimosis (circumcision)

Thoracic (chest) disorders

  • Esophageal disorders (atresia, stricture, achalasia)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Lung disorders (resection for CCAM, pulmonary sequestration, congenital lobar emphysema)
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (bochdalek, Morgagni hernias)
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum (Nuss and Ravitch procedures)
  • Mediastinal masses and cysts
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Lung infections and empyema

Oncology (cancer)

  • Wilms’ tumor
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Breast masses
  • Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cysts and Tumors
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Teratoma

Endocrine disorders

  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Persistent hyperinsulinism

Head and neck

  • Branchial cleft cysts, remnants, sinuses
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Torticollis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst

Trauma

  • Solid organ injuries
  • Penetrating injuries

Skin

  • Lipoma
  • Pilomatrixoma
  • Pilonidal cysts and sinuses
  • Dermoid cysts

Vascular access

  • Broviac catheters, subcutaneous portach