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Pediatric Surgery

Having an operation and staying in the hospital can be one of a child’s toughest challenges. 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 keep your child feeling safe and sound.

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 partner 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

  • Hernias
  • Trauma
  • Soft tissue and skin problems
  • Organ transplant
  • 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:

We also make sure to take special care with anesthesiology and pain management for children.

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.

Parent Resources

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.

Preparing Your Child for Surgery: Patient Education Resources

Pediatric Preparing for Surgery - Spanish

Information for children having surgery at the UVA OPSC (Outpatient Surgery Center) or Main OR in Spanish

12040--Pediatric Preparing for Surgery

Information for children having surgery at either OPSC (Outpatient Surgery Center) or Main OR