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Surgical Service

  • Routine Pediatric Surgery
    All routine and relatively simple pediatric operation are performed in a congenial, same-day surgery setting. Parents are with the children most of the time, even in the recovery room. The procedures included are:
    • Hernia repair
    • Undescended testicles
    • Neck lumps
    • Cysts, etc.
  • Congenital Anomalies
    Life-threatening congenital anomalies of the abdomen and chest are operated upon in the newborn period. Examples are congenital anomalies of the lung and diaphragm.
  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology
    The Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program provides surgery for a variety of childhood tumors. The facility is part of a children's cancer group university team, consisting of pediatric oncologists, radiologists, radiotherapists, and social workers, who coordinate the care of these patients for optimal results with careful attention to the emotional well-being of the children.
  • Vascular Access Procedures
    Catheters are placed for long-term intravenous access for cancer patients and hyperalimentation for children who are not fed for long periods.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
    Peritoneal dialysis is performed for acute or chronic clinical situations, coordinated with the pediatric nephrologists.
  • Pediatric Trauma
    All types of multiple trauma patients are admitted and taken care of by trauma team consisting of three pediatric surgeons in conjunction with the adult trauma service. Ambulance and helicopter service are available, as well as a fully-equipped pediatric ICU. Conservative treatment philosophy is applied for most splenic and hepatic injuries.