Pediatric surgeons treat children from the newborn stage through late adolescence. They choose to make pediatric care the core of their medical practice, and the unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice.
Pediatric surgeons diagnose, treat, and manage children’s surgical needs including:
Surgery for abnormalities of the groin in childhood and adolescence which include undescended testes, hernias, hydroceles and varicoceles
Surgical repair of birth defects
Serious injuries that require surgery (for example, liver lacerations, knife wounds, or gun shot wounds)
Diagnosis and surgical care of tumors
Endoscopic procedures (bronchoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy)
All other surgical procedures for children