The Division of Pediatric Surgery, under the leadership of Division Head, Dr. Fritz Karrer, is comprised of six full-time board-certified pediatric surgeons, one full-time pediatric nurse practitioner, two full-time physician assistants, and one part-time physician assistant. The Pediatric Surgery team offers a wide variety of surgical services to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The pediatric surgeons at The Children's Hospital repair congenital deformities of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and rectum. They also care for children with chest and abdominal tumors. The surgeons perform complicated operations that include kidney and liver transplants, as well as more common procedures that include appendectomy, inguinal and umbilical hernia repair, undescended testes and other visible and palpable lesion removal or biopsy.
The Children's Hospital Department of Pediatric Surgery offers the region's only pediatric Level I trauma program and burn program a well as a colorectal and complex pelvic floor program that addresses problems of stool and urinary continence. Many procedures are done using minimally invasive surgery techniques including the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux or regurgitation and chest wall deformity correction.
Pediatric Surgery at The Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Burn Surgery at The Children’s Hospital