About the Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Department
The Pediatric General Surgery team includes board certified pediatric surgeons who offer a variety of surgical services to infants, children and teens. Our surgeons work with many departments at Children's Colorado to provide the most comprehensive care for children.
- The Department of Pediatric General Surgery at Children's Hospital Colorado performs complicated operations that include kidney and liver transplants, as well as more common procedures that include appendectomies, hernia repair, undescended testes and other palpable lesion removals or biopsies.
- We also repair congenital deformities of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis.
- Our team, in cooperation with the Department of Oncology, provides surgical care for infants and children with cancer, including surgical resection of tumors of the neck, chest, abdomen and extremities.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for pediatric surgery?
The surgeons at Children’s Colorado are dedicated to pediatric care and often use minimally-invasive surgical techniques to lessen the pain and discomfort of surgery for children.
Children’s Colorado is proud to offer the only dedicated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the Rocky Mountain Region, as well as a colorectal and complex pelvic floor disorder program that is the only one of its kind in the western United States.
The pediatric surgeons at Children's Hospital Colorado participate in important research in several areas, including post-traumatic inflammatory response in children, pediatric hepatobiliary diseases, open loop algorithms for resuscitative care, minimally invasive surgery in children and other clinical research. Our physicians and staff have contributed to numerous clinical studies in the areas of appendectomies, gastroesophageal reflux, trauma, biliary atresia, kidney transplantation and others.
Conditions we treat
We treat a wide range of conditions, including the ones listed below:
- Antegrage Continence Enema (ACE)
- Congenital lung disorders (bronchogenic cysts, congenital lobar emphysema, pulmonary sequestration, congenital pulmonary malformation)
- Head and neck "lumps and bumps" (dermoid Cyst, brancial cleft cyst)
- Hematological disorders requiring splenectomy (spherocytosis, ITP, sickle cell anemia)
- Hepatobiliary disease (biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, hepatoblastoma)
- Hirschsprung’s disorder
- Gastroesophageal reflux/failure to thrive
- Pectus (chest) deformities
- Tumors (hepatoblastoma, Wilm’s, neuroblastoma)
Our physicians are experienced in both complicated operations and routine procedures and take a multidisciplinary approach by working with experts in oncology, digestive health, pulmonary trauma and transplant services. In addition, we have programs in the following specialties: