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.
Learn how you can best prepare your child for their upcoming surgery.
Surgical Options For A Variety of Needs
Chest Wall Deformities
Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common structural deformity in the chest. Often referred to as funnel chest, PE appears as a depression in the chest and can cause breathing problems. Learn more about chest wall deformities and treatment options.
Feeding Tube Placement
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube surgically placed into the stomach. It helps your child take fluids, medicines and nutrition when they can’t take in enough by mouth. Read more about what to expect during tube placement procedure.
Chest & Abdomen Hernias
A congenital condition, these hernias occur when there's an opening in the diaphragm. This pushes some of the organs that are normally found in the abdomen to move up into the chest cavity. Learn more about symptoms and treatment options.
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.
Common Conditions That Require Surgery
Our surgeons are skilled in addressing all conditions in pediatric general surgery, both elective and emergency, including:
- Breathing and airway
- Cancer and tumors
- Endocrine, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas
- Genitourinary (disorders of the genitals)
- Head and neck, including lymph node infections, tumors and enlargements
- Management of trauma and burns
- Soft tissue and skin
- Congenital and acquired gastrointestinal disorders, including liver and biliary tract
- 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.