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, & 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
- Biliary atresia
- Breathing and airway problems
- Cancer and tumors
- Congenital and acquired gastrointestinal disorders, including liver and biliary tract issues
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 Life specialists
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.
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.