Childhood obesity is a complex problem that increases the chances of children becoming overweight or obese as adults. It can lead to chronic conditions including diabetes, depression, liver and heart disease and shorten life spans by 10 to 20 years.
General Surgery Programs and Services
Our pediatric surgeons are specially trained to take care of a multitude abdominal surgical problems. Many of these procedures are performed using a minimally invasive surgical approach.
Learn more about our head and neck general surgery program.
A hernia is a noticeable bump under the skin that results from an internal organ bulging out through the abdominal muscle wall. This occurs when a section of the intestine or another internal organ bulges out through a weak area of the abdominal muscles, creating a noticeable bulge underneath the skin.
The pediatric surgeons at Children’s Health have extensive experience in operating on neonates including micro-preemies.
The pediatric surgeons at Children’s Health work closely with our oncologists to provide state of the art care to children with benign and malignant tumors and hematologic malignancies. Surgical procedures range from tumor removal to placement of long term intravenous catheters for chemotherapy treatment and stem cell harvest procedures.
The Center for Pediatric Pectus and Chest Wall Anomalies at Children's Health is dedicated to diagnosing and treating various chest anomalies in children.
The surgeons at Children’s are board certified in pediatric surgery as well as in either general surgery or a surgical subspecialty.
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