We are devoted exclusively to the management of surgical problems in infants and children at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
Our staff is specially certified by the American Board of Surgery to treat a variety of pediatric conditions occurring throughout infancy and childhood.
Our pediatric surgeons also work within the renowned Cleveland Clinic Fetal Care Center, a multidisciplinary clinic available for developmental issues, neurological and congenital anomalies found before birth.
We see children and adolescent patients at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and various regional locations.
Parents’ Guide to Pediatric Surgery
Having a child in surgery can be stressful. Cleveland Clinic Children's is committed to treating you and your child like members of our own family. This guide will help you understand more about your child’s surgical experience and ensure that you and your family are prepared for everything before, during and after your child’s surgery.View GuideView Guide
Why choose Cleveland Clinic Children’s for your child’s surgery
- State of the art pediatric operating rooms in advanced minimally-invasive suites.
- These rooms have advanced high-definition imaging technology, advanced image-capture and routing capabilities, and plumbed gases in an ergonomically efficient environment. Advanced surgical technology is available for use by all surgeons at any time, accelerating the application of these tools to neonates, and stimulating innovative uses for complex surgical problems.
- Among the numerous diseases and conditions our pediatric team treats, Cleveland Clinic Children's is a nationally renowned resource for the management of pediatric chest wall deformities.
- Pectus Excavatum & Carinatum Treatments
- The hospital is a recognized Center of Excellence in the treatment of Pectus Excavatum
- Our pediatric surgeons are leaders in employing the Nuss Procedure, the minimally invasive repair of Pectus Excavatum. This procedure uses principles of minimal-access surgery and thoracoscopy combined with the placement of a custom titanium support bar to achieve correction of Pectus Excavatum. Over 98% of the cases we see are treated in this fashion, with less pain and a shorter hospital stay.
What We Treat
Our team in the Pediatric General Surgery department treats conditions related to the anatomic area of the body (thorax and abdomen), as well as diseases unique to infants, children and adolescents or those that require special expertise.
- Abdominal masses and tumors including Wilm’s tumor and Neuroblastoma.
- Biliary atresia.
- Congenital anomalies of the intestine (including Meckel's Diverticulum, Omphalocele and short bowel syndrome).
- Congenital malformations.
- Cystic hygromas.
- Esophageal atresia.
- Head and neck tumors.
- Liver and pancreatic cysts and tumors.
- Inflammatory conditions.
- Lung and mediastinum malformations and tumors.
- Minimally invasive techniques.
- Pediatric colorectal diseases including, imperforate anus, Hirschsprung’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
- Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum (chest wall disorders).
- Undecided testes.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s offers a breadth and depth of surgical expertise and resources that few children’s hospitals can match. Our pediatric surgeons specialize in highly complex procedures and take advantage of the high-definition imaging technology and other leading-edge equipment of Cleveland Clinic’s renowned surgery programs across multiple specialties. Programs include:
Appointments and Locations
To schedule a consultation with our team, call 216.445.7878
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Listen to episodes of Cleveland Clinic's podcast Butts & Guts to learn more about the surgery process for your child:
- Innovations in Fetal Surgery Part II: Treating Lung Malformations
- Care For A Lifetime: Cleveland Clinic’s Pediatric & Adult Colorectal Surgery Clinic
- Innovations in Fetal Surgery with Dr. Darrell Cass
- Freezing Out Pain: Innovations for Pectus Excavatum Recovery
- Understanding Pectus Excavatum & Carinatum
For Medical Professionals
Find helpful posts from Cleveland Clinic's site for physicians and healthcare professionals, Consult QD. Discover the latest research insights, innovations, treatment trends and more:
- EXIT-to-Resection of Large Lung Mass Results in Positive Outcome
- Freezing Out Pain: Intercostal Cryoablation is Improving Pectus Excavatum Recovery
- Perioperative Pain Perception and Analgesic Requirements in Pediatric Patients with Obesity
- Continuity of Care in a Teenage Patient with Stricturing Crohn’s Disease
- Intrauterine Myelomeningocele Repair Reduces Neurological Damage in the Tiniest Patients
- Watch the Recap of Our First Fetal Surgery Case (Video)
- Myelomeningocele Repairs Launch the Era of Fetal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic
- Pediatric Surgeons Aligned to Lead Specialty Areas in 2018
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