When your child’s medical care requires much more than rest and medication, you want experienced healthcare providers with the skills, equipment and bedside manner necessary to support your child. Having an operation and staying in the hospital can be one of a child’s toughest challenges.
We know that kids need a different kind of care than adults. And nothing is more important than the health of your child. Our pediatric surgical team meets your child's needs in a setting that is as comfortable as possible.
Compassion, Experience and Expertise
There's a reason that healthcare providers across Virginia refer their youngest patients here. We work closely with departments throughout UVA and practice minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and endoscopy) whenever possible. Our surgeons have the skills to treat all conditions needing pediatric general and thoracic surgery.
Conditions We Treat
- Biliary atresia
- Breathing and airway problems
- Cancer and tumors
- Congenital and acquired gastrointestinal disorders, including liver and biliary tract issues
- Trauma and burns
- Soft tissue and skin problems
- Organ transplant
- Vascular malformations
Care is More Than a Cure: Child Life Program
UVA’s Child Life Program helps kids and their families cope with the unique stresses that being sick, coming to the hospital and getting treatment can cause. While your child prepares for and recovers from surgery, our team will help lessen any fears or worries you have.
Learn how you and your child can benefit from our Child Life specialists.
Staying Close to Your Child
When your kid needs medical care, it’s difficult to focus on other details. In addition to the area’s many hotels and other lodging options, the UVA Children’s Hospital Housing Collaborative can work with you to find a place to stay that is convenient and welcoming. Contact us for help.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ special parent-focused website, HealthyChildren.org, offers articles and other resources created by pediatricians committed to your child’s physical and emotional well-being.
Our Pediatric Surgery Team
All of our surgeons have advanced training in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In addition to surgeons, the pediatric care team includes:
- Specialized nurses
- Child psychologists
- Social workers
We also make sure to take special care with anesthesiology and pain management for children.