If your child needs surgery, our pediatric surgical team will make sure your child's needs are met in a setting as comfortable as possible. We know that kids need a different kind of care, and that nothing is more important than the health of your child.
Your Child's Surgical Care
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, thorascopy and endoscopy) whenever possible. Our surgeons are skilled in addressing all conditions in pediatric general surgery.
Conditions That Require Surgery
- Breathing and airway
- Cancer and tumors
- Congenital and acquired gastrointestinal disorders, including liver and biliary tract
- Endocrine, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas
- Soft tissue and skin
- Vascular malformations
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.